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Supracondylar Fractures Require Treatment on the Same Day
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Supracondylar fractures are the most common elbow fractures in children. The standard treatment for many years has been to treat Type 3 fractures as an emergency with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning the same day as presentation.
The rationale behind treating Type 3 fractures the same day, was to avoid an open reduction and to prevent complications - specifically compartment syndrome. As a result of this approach, most of these fractures have been treated during evening shift hours or after midnight, in the early hours of the morning.
Forum - Supracondylar Fractures Require Treatment on the Same Day
Reggie C. Hamdy, M.D., FRCSC
Type: Reference Material
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Institution: COA Bulletin
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Added: Tue Nov 02 2010