The Community Orthopaedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Pediatric Supracondylar Humeral Fracture Pearls and Pitfalls

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Summary:

Supracondylar humeral fractures are the most common type of pediatric elbow fracture. With proper treatment, these injuries usually heal well and the patients return to full function. However, a small percentage of these injuries may result in devastating complications and, thus, provoke anxiety in many surgeons treating them. This article provides tips for successful management of these injuries without complications and provides references for further study.

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