Supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children

Philip D. Alburger, Paul L. Weidner, Randal R. Betz

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We undertook a retrospective study of 39 children with displaced supracondylar fractures treated by delayed closed reduction with fluoroscopic guidance. After 3-5 days of side-arm traction, swelling had usually diminished sufficiently to allow the elbow to be safely hyperflexed to stabilize the fracture after elective closed reduction. This method yielded 92% good or excellent results. There were no vascular problems or Volkmann’s contractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Humerus
  • Supracondylar fracture


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