alexa Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children: Rev
ISSN: 2161-0533

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children: Review of Management and Controversies

John Dabis, Karen Daly and Yael Gelfer*

St Georges Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, SW17 OQT, London, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
Yael Gelfer
St Georges Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, SW17 OQT, United Kingdom
Tel: 44-7979370857
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 17, 2015 Accepted Date: January 9, 2016 Published Date: January 16, 2016

Citation: Dabis J, Daly K, Gelfer Y (2016) Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children- Review of Management and Controversies. Orthop Muscular Syst 5:206. doi:10.4172/2161-0533.1000206

Copyright: © 2016 Dabis J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Upper extremity fractures account for up to 90% of pediatric fractures. Among these fractures Supracondylar Humerus fractures are one of the commonest requiring surgical intervention and have a high prevalence of associated short term complications such as nerve injuries and long term complications such as cubitus varus. The epidemiology, classifications, clinical evaluation and complications of this fracture is hereby comprehensively reviewed along with controversies in management and available guidelines.

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