Supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraju

Presentation

History of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 3.7 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Minimally displaced supracondylar fracture.

No elbow joint dislocation.

Small volume joint effusion.

Moderate periarticular soft tissue thickening seen. 

Please note that lateral view of elbow could not be performed.

X-ray

Internal fixation using two Kirschner wires laterally. The wires are unburied.

Satisfactory alignment and anatomic reduction.

Limb in plaster of paris.

No complicating features.

X-ray

Four weeks later

Follow up study reveals mild callous formation with satisfactory alignment. 

The unburied  Kirschner wires shows no complicating features.

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Case information

rID: 49981
Case created: 13th Dec 2016
Last edited: 18th Dec 2016
System: Paediatrics
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