Supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraj


History of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 3.7 years
Gender: Female

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.


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

Satisfactory alignment and anatomic reduction.

Limb in plaster of paris.

No complicating features.


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
Published: 17th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
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