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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


A clinical study of displaced supracondylar fracture of humerus in children treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning in vims, Bellary


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Author Details: Shiva Naik R, Devendrappa H, Guruduth G V, Ganesh P, Rohit R

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 344

Article End Page : 349


Abstract

Supracondylar humerus fractures are the commonest type of elbow fracture in children and adolescents. Supracondylar fractures in children should be handled properly to prevent complications like Volkmann’s ischemic contracture, elbow stiffness, varus or valgus deformities, compartment syndrome, neurovascular compromise and myositis ossificans. Incidence of supracondylar fracture is higher in boys. Left is more common than right side. Anatomical reduction is the key to obtaining good results. The results obtained in this study shows that anatomical reduction with K-Wire is the first treatment of choice for Type II and Type III fractures. Hence from our study, we observed that closed reduction and percutaneous pinning under C - arm guidance is a simple, cheap and effective method of treatment of displaced supracondylar fracture (type II and type III) humerus in children with relatively fewer complications.