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Supracondylar fracture: adult

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Push bike accident. Direct blow onto elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Fracture through the supracondylar region of the humerus with angulation of the distal fracture fragment. 

Case Discussion

Supracondylar fractures are less common in adults than in children. There are also more often complex and require internal fixation. 

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Case information

rID: 40043
Published: 21st Oct 2015
Last edited: 27th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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