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Both lateral and medial/lateral entry pin fixation effective in supracondylar fractures

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August 2013

Both lateral and medial/lateral entry pin fixation effective in supracondylar fractures

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:130| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Lateral Entry Compared with Medial and Lateral Entry Pin Fixation for Completely Displaced Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Apr;89(4):706-12

Contributing Authors:
MS Kocher JR Kasser PM Waters D Bae BD Snyder MT Hresko D Hedequist L Karlin YJ Kim MM Murray MB Millis JB Emans L Dichtel T Matheney BM Lee

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Synopsis

52 children with completely displaced (Type-III) extension supracondylar humerus fracture were randomized to receive either lateral entry pin fixation, or crossed lateral and medial entry pin fixation. This study aimed to compare loss to reduction and incidence of iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. Results demonstrated that both procedures were effective in treating type-III extension supracondylar hu...

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