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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22205056/supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children-a-comparison-of-experiences
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ezio Pescatori, Antonio Memeo, Angela Brivio, Alessia Trapletti, Sara Camurri, Leopoldo Pedretti, Walter Albisetti
The most common elbow lesions found in pediatric practice are supracondylar fractures. We compared two groups of 34 patients each with a supracondylar humerus fracture grade III (Gartland classification). The first group was treated with percutaneous pinning with Kirschner wires, with patients in a supine position, sometimes preceded by transkeletal traction. The second group was treated with percutaneous pinning with Kirschner wires, with patients in a prone position, within 6 h of the trauma. No statistically significant differences with regard to clinical outcomes and neurovascular complications were revealed in the comparison...
November 2012: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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