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Retrospective Study Of Neurovascular Complications In Supracondylar Humerus Fractures In Children
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A retrospective study of 85 children with displaced Gartland Type II and Type III supracondylar fractures of humerus admitted between February 1998 to September 2003 was carried out in Rustaq Hospital, Oman to review and analyze the neurovascular complications. The 83 patients were treated by closed reduction and crossed percutaneous pinning. In two cases where closed reduction was unsatisfactory open reduction was done. Signs of vascular compromise were noted in three cases of which two cases recovered and one patient had Volkmans Ischaemia. In suspected cases with vascular compromise short period of closed observation with involvement of vascular surgeon is advisable. Transient neurologic complications were noted in 20% cases with iatrogenic nerve injury in 1.1% cases. Good functional outcome in operated cases was noted in 90 percent cases.
D.Dhar: Retrospective Study Of Neurovascular Complications In Supracondylar Humerus Fractures In Children . The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2007 Volume 5 Number 1 Full text
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Institution: Internet Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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