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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

Incidence of residual varus deformity in operated cases of supracondylar humerus fracture in children

Author(s): Dr. Sujata Aiyer, Dr. Rajib Naskar, Dr. Balgovind S Raja, Dr. Jitesh Manghwani, Dr. Ganesh Khairnar and Dr. Santosh Bindumadhavan
Abstract: Supracondylar fractures in children are very frequently occurring fracture in children requiring surgical treatment. The aim of surgery is to mainly prevent future cubitus varus deformity. However even after surgery and restoration of the carrying angle many children presents with varus deformity or reduction in carrying angle. The aim of our study was to see the incidence of such varus deformity in postoperative cases. We have studied 160 cases of supracondylar humerus fracture who have undergone surgery, open reduction and cross K-wire fixation and we have found that almost 24% cases there were loss of carrying angle but only few of them were clinically significant. So we can conclude that closed reduction and K wire fixation is an effective mode of treatment for supracondylar humerus fracture in children to prevent future varus deformity.
Pages: 153-159  |  798 Views  21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sujata Aiyer, Dr. Rajib Naskar, Dr. Balgovind S Raja, Dr. Jitesh Manghwani, Dr. Ganesh Khairnar and Dr. Santosh Bindumadhavan. Incidence of residual varus deformity in operated cases of supracondylar humerus fracture in children. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 153-159. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4c.22
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences