ISSN 2149-5807 | E-ISSN 2149-6048
Original Article
Surgical Treatment Results in Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures
1 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Division, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey  
2 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey  
Eurasian J Emerg Med ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/eajem.2017.74046
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Key Words: Child, Flynn criteria, humerus supracondylar fracture, closed reduction, Kirschner wire
Abstract

Aim: This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of cross fixation with Kirschner wire (K-wire) following closed reduction of displaced supracondylar humerus fractures in children.

 

Materials and Methods: Between December 2012 and June 2015, a total of 32 patients with supracondylar humerus fractures were retrospectively analyzed. Data including demographics, causes and types of fracture, associated injuries, postoperative complications, radiological parameters, and cosmetic and functional outcomes were recorded.

 

Results: Of the patients, 24 (75%) were males and eight (25%) were females with a mean age of 6.5 years (range 2 to 12 years). The mean follow-up was 19 months (range: 13 to 26 months). None of the patients developed iatrogenic vascular or nerve injuries, and no postoperative complications were observed during follow-up. The functional results according to the Flynn criteria were excellent in 93.4% and good in 6.6% of patients, while cosmetic results were excellent in 93.4%, good in 5.2%, and fair in 1.4%.

 

 

Conclusion: Percutaneous fixation with K-wire following closed reduction of displaced supracondylar humerus is a reliable method that can be applied with high success rates in pediatric cases.

 

 

Cite this article as: Acar E, Memik R. Surgical Treatment Results in Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. Eurasian J Emerg Med 2017: DOI: 10.5152/eajem.2017.74046

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