Case study of supracondylar fracture

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The patient was a 7 year old male who fell from a high bar at gymnastics sustaining a type 3 supracondylar humerus fracture on. He was treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning surgery by the pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He was seen in clinic for follow-up by the surgeon and had pins removed on approximately 30 days post-operatively. He developed cubitus varus hyperextension malunion of his elbow fracture.

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Fracture of the Supracondylar Process in a Child: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Malcolm is 9 years old. He jumped off the swing at the play park but tripped and fell onto his outstretched hands. His left arm took the brunt and had severe pain and swelling in his left elbow after the injury. He attends the local Emergency Department and is informed that he has a supracondylar fracture of his humerus. The fracture occurs just above the elbow at the area of the distal humerus that is relatively narrow and weak in the immature skeleton. It is the most common fracture seen in children below the age of 7 and the second commonest up the age of

Supracondylar Fracture

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The annual rate of children who present with supracondylar fractures has been estimated at However, hidden costs for pediatric patients must also be considered. These costs include the additional home care required for a patient, the costs of rehabilitation and of missed school, child care costs if both parents work, and time off work required by one or both parents to care for the pediatric patient. Treatments that minimize these concerns are therefore desirable. Most management methods are associated with some known risks, especially invasive and surgical treatments.

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