Supracondylar fracture - grade IIIa

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall onto an outstretched arm with pain and deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

An obvious supracondylar fracture with posterior displacement of the distal fracture fragment.

Case Discussion

This is a grade IIIa supracondylar fracture. There is posterior displacement of the distal fracture fragment with loss of the anterior humeral line, but the posterior cortex appears intact.

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Case Information

rID: 22534
Case created: 6th Apr 2013
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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