Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children

Omid, Reza; Choi, Paul D.; Skaggs, David L.
May 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 5, p1121
Academic Journal
The article reviews important key concepts involved in treating supracondylar humeral fractures in children. Controversies regarding the treatment of similar elbow fractures, such as pin placement, operative urgency, and the management of dysvascular limbs, are discussed. The author looks at the epidemiology of these fractures, noting that the most common patients are children between the ages of five and seven.


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