Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Jan-Jun 2017 | Page 6-8 | Chirag Borana, Naeem Jagani, Nadir Shah, Lokesh Sharoff, Sunirmal Mukherjee
Authors : Chirag Borana , Naeem Jagani , Nadir Shah , Lokesh Sharoff , Sunirmal Mukherjee .
[1,2,4] Consultant, Dept of Orthopaedics, Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai.
 Asst. Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai.
 Senior Resident, Dept of Orthopaedics, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Lokesh Sharoff,
42, Madhur Milan Society,14th B Road, Khar West, Mumbai 400052.
Background: Supracondylar humerus fracture with forearm fractures are rare with reported incidence ranging from 3% to 13%.
Materials and Methods: We have treated 10patients with ipsilateral supracondylar humerus fracture with distal radius fracture. One had a Gustilo-Anderson Grade 2 open supracondylar humerus fracture. All displaced fractures were treated with K-wire fixation by aclosed method except the open fracture which warranted wound debridement and subsequent open reduction. A follow-up of at least 6 months is available for all our patients.
Results: All fractures showed signs of union by 6 weeks when K-wires were removed. At6 months, 9 patients had excellent outcome while one patient with recovering radial nerve palsy had afair outcome. No cases of non-union or loss of reduction were seen in the post-operative period. Pin tract site infection was seen in one patient with anopen fracture which resolved after K-wire removal and antibiotic coverage.
Conclusion and Learning: This study recommends screening radiographs of forearm and wrist in patients with supracondylar humerus fractures to rule out any associated forearm/wrist injury. We also recommend closed reduction and K-wire fixation of the displaced supracondylar humerus as well as distal radius fractures.
Keywords: Pediatric fractures; Double fractures; Adolescent fractures; Immature skeletal fractures; upper-extremity fractures.
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