Author(s): PretellMazzini J, RodriguezMartin J, AndresEsteban EM
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Abstract Supracondylar fracture of the humerus is the second most common fracture in children (16.6\%) and the most common elbow fracture. These fractures are classified using the modified Gartland classification. Type III and type IV are considered to be totally displaced. A totally displaced fracture is one of the most difficult fractures to manage and may lead to proceeding to open procedures to achieve acceptable reductions. Many surgeons are concerned about its outcome compared to closed procedures. We therefore performed a systematic review of the literature to investigate the existing evidence regarding functional and radiological outcomes as well as postsurgical complications of primary open compared to primary closed reduction.
This article was published in Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr
and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment