Flexion supracondylar fracture

Andrew Murphy and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Flexion supracondylar humeral fractures account for only 2-4% of all supracondylar fractures 1. Unlike the much more common extension supracondylar fracture which are seen in children, flexion fractures are seen in older patients. They are usually the result of a fall directly onto a flexed elbow. 

These fractures require open reduction and pin fixation. Care must be taken to identify and mobilise the ulnar nerve, lest it become trapped in the fracture 2

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