Supracondylar humerus fractures

Current trends and controversies

Barbara Minkowitz, M. T. Busch

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Abstract

Supracondylar fractures of the humerus are one of the largest sources of serious problems and treatment controversy in childhood fractures. Improved understanding of the injuries to both the bone and soft tissue has contributed to improved outcomes. These fractures remain challenging to even the most experienced physician. This article reviews the pertinent biomechanics, outlines treatment principles, illustrates our reduction and percutaneous pin fixation technique, and highlights the major areas of controversy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-594
Number of pages14
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Humerus
Biomechanical Phenomena
Physicians
Bone and Bones
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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In: Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.01.1994, p. 581-594.

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