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Ipsilateral Supracondylar Humerus Fracture with Distal End Radius Fracture in Children: A Series of 10 Cases

Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Jan-Jun 2017 | Page 6-8 | Chirag Borana, Naeem Jagani, Nadir Shah, Lokesh Sharoff, Sunirmal Mukherjee

Authors : Chirag Borana [1], Naeem Jagani [2], Nadir Shah [3], Lokesh Sharoff [4], Sunirmal Mukherjee [5].

[1,2,4] Consultant, Dept of Orthopaedics, Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai.
[3] Asst. Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai.
[5] 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.
Email: drlokeshsharoff@outlook.com


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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How to Cite this Article: Borana C, Jagani N, Shah N, Sharoff L, Mukherjee S. Osteochondroma Arising from the Head of the Fibula: A Rare Cause of Drop Foot in Pediatric Age. International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics Jan-June 2017;3(1):6-8.

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