Supracondylar fracture - marked displacement

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Fall on out-stretched hand (FOOSH). Single view only obtained due to obvious deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Female

Elbow / forearm x-ray

X-ray demonstrates a completely displaced supracondylar fracture. No dislocation or forearm fracture identified. 

Case Discussion

In a case such as this it is easy to understand why supracondylar fractures can be associated with damage to the neurovascular structures in the antecubital fossa (brachial artery, median nerve). 

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Case information

rID: 14375
Published: 20th Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Nov 2015
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