DISPLACED SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURES OF HUMERUS IN CHILDREN TREATED WITH OPEN REDUCTION AND CROSS K-WIRE FIXATION

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Shakir Hussain
Malik Faiz Ahmad
Khalid Khan
Waqas ,

Abstract

Objective:

 

Methodology:

 

Results:

 

Conclusion:

 

 

Open reduction and cross K-wire fixation through a posterior triceps non disturbing

 

 

approach can be satisfactorily used in the treatment of type III supracondylar fractures that could not be

reduced satisfactorily by closed methods.

 

The mean age was 10+6 years. In 3(6%) patients the fracture was flexion and in 47(94%) the

 

 

fracture was of extension variety. Traditional bone setters were the initial treatment provider for 54% of

the patients. The average delay in presentation was 31 hours. Four patients have ipsilateral fractures of

the distal radial epiphysis. Postoperatively 9(18%) patients developed pin track infection, and only 2(4%)

had transient neuroprexia of the ulnar nerve.

 

This descriptive study was conducted at Orthopaedics Unit District Headquarter Hospital

 

 

Timergara Dir Lower from December 2005 to September 2008. Fifty children with type III supracondylar

fractures, who presented within one week of injury, and in whom satisfactory reduction was not possible by

closed means, were evaluated clinically and with radiographs before surgery and at follow up. All these

patients underwent open reduction and crossed K-wire fixation through a triceps non disturbing posterior

approach. Anatomical reduction of the fracture was achieved and fixation was carried out by two cross Kwires.

The patients were regularly followed up and at one the results were measured according to the

criteria of Flynn.

 

To describe the outcome of open reduction and cross K-wire fixation through a triceps non

 

 

disturbing posterior approach used in the treatment of type III supracondylar fractures of humerus in

children.

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Hussain S, Ahmad MF, Khan K, , W. DISPLACED SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURES OF HUMERUS IN CHILDREN TREATED WITH OPEN REDUCTION AND CROSS K-WIRE FIXATION. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];24(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/298
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