Comparative study of two techniques of percutaneous pinning of displaced supracondylar humerus fracture

  • Aher D Department of orthopedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Mishra R K Department of orthopedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Gohiya A. Department of orthopedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords: Cross k wires, Lateral pinning, Gartland type III Supracondylar fracture humerus

Abstract

Background: supracondylar fractures of the humerus are very common fractures in paediatric age groups. If displaced, preferred treatment is close reduction with percutaneous K-wire fixation. This study compares the functional outcome of cross K-wires Vs lateral K-wires in Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures in paediatric age groups

Methods: 60 cases of supracondylar fractures of the humerus Gartland type III in children operated with closed reduction and pinning of which 30 were of lateral and 30 were of cross K wire groups from January 2015 to June 2017 with minimum 4 months follow-up period were included.

Results: Functional outcome of the patients was assessed by Flynn’s criteria. Results were excellent 13.33 %, good 40% fair 46.6% in cross K wire group and excellent 6.6 %, good 46.6%, fair 40% and poor 6.6 % in lateral K wire group.

Conclusion: Both lateral entry pin fixation and crossed pin fixation are effective in the treatment of Gartland type III extension supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children.

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2018-06-30
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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3970123
Published: 2018-06-30
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Aher D, Mishra R K, Gohiya A. Comparative study of two techniques of percutaneous pinning of displaced supracondylar humerus fracture. ojmpc [Internet]. 2018Jun.30 [cited 2024Apr.12];24(1):3-. Available from: https://ojmpc.com/index.php/ojmpc/article/view/61
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