[PDF] Supracondylar fractures in the humerus in children (BOAST 11)

Source:
British Orthopaedic Association - BOA
Publisher:
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Publication date:
15 December 2014

Abstract

Supracondylar fractures of the distal humerus are the most common fractures about the elbow seen in children. They may be difficult to manage and can be associated with significant complications including nerve injury, vascular compromise, malunion and compartment syndrome.