Supracondylar fracture - minimally displaced

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Fall. Now painful elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Minimally posteriorly angulated supracondylar fracture. Anterior humeral line no longer intersects the capitellum.

Case Discussion

Supracondylar fracture with minimal posterior angulation. Note how a line drawn along the anterior border of the humerus does not intersect the mid-third of the capitellum. This makes it a type IIA fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 10445
Published: 14th Aug 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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