Controversial topics in the management of displaced supracondylar humerus fractures in children

Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Juan Rodriguez-Martin, Ismael Auñon-Martin, Alberto A. Zafra-Jimenez

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The aim of our study was to review the literature looking for the up to date information regarding these controversial topics. An electronic literature search was performed using the Medline/PubMed database. A closed reduction attempt should always be done first. It is more important to engage both columns as well as divergence of the pins no matter whatever configuration is applied. Time to surgery seems to be not an important factor to increase the risk of complications as well as open reduction rate. Usually neurological injuries present a spontaneous recovery. If there is absent pulse, we should follow the algorithm associated with the perfusion of the hand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalStrategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Closed reduction
  • Pin configuration
  • Supracondylar humerus fracture
  • Vascular injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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