Supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Bad fall. Deformity of elbow and pallor of the hand.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male

Completely displaced (posterormedial displacement) supracondylar fracture. 

Case Discussion

This severely displaced and rotated supracondylar is consistent with a type IIIA fracture (no obvious soft tissue interposition). Clearly, neurovascular compromise is a concern in this case and prompt reduction and internal fixation will be required. 

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Case information

rID: 8065
Published: 6th Jan 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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