Ipsilateral proximal and flexion supracondylar humerus fracture with an associated olecranon fracture in a 4-year-old child: A case report

Arif Gul, S. Sambandam

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Abstract

Isolated supracondylar fractures of the humerus are relatively common in children, often occurring after a fall on an outstretched hand. The combination of a supracondylar fracture with a proximal humerus fracture and olecranon fracture is a very rare occurrence and its optimal management is unclear. We report a child of 4 years of age who underwent fixation of these injuries with a good outcome. This case is reported for its rarity and its management. Complete diagnostic evaluation is imperative to avoid missed injuries and achieve satisfactory outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flexion supracondylar
  • Humerus
  • Ipsilateral
  • Olecranon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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