Paper Information

Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF QAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   Spring 2003 , Volume - , Number 25; Page(s) 86 To 86.
 
Paper: 

TREATMENT OF SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURES OF THE HUMERUS BY CLOSED REDUCTION AND PERCUTANEOUS PINNING

 
 
Author(s):  MEHRI Y.*
 
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Abstract: 
Background: Supracondylar fractures of the humerus are common in children and there are many difficulties in management of these fractures.
Objective: To determine the success rate in treatment of supracondylar fractures of the humerus by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning.
Methods: This study was implemented on 26 children treated by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning in Shahid Rajaee hospital of Qazvin from October 1998 till March 2001.
Findings: The results were excellent in 46.15%, good in 34.61% and poor in 3.84% of the cases. There was no movement limitation in elbow, the complications were minimum, and all the fractures healed soon in 6 weeks.
Conclusions: The results conform with those of Hohl in 1996 and Ababneh in 1998. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of supracondylar fractures of the humerus is a simple and good method to treat these fractures.
 
Keyword(s):  SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURES, HUMERU, CLOSED REDUCTION, PERCUTANEOUS PINNING, CARRYING ANGLE
 
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