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, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 240–245 | Cite as

Le fratture sovracondiloidee dell’omero in età pediatrica

  • Silvio Boero
  • Lorenza Marengo
  • Stefania Torchia
  • Nunzio Catena
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Pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures

Abstract

Supracondylar humeral fracture is the most common elbow injury in pediatric population. According to the mechanism of injury, these fractures can be divided in two subgroups: extension type and flexion type. Undisplaced and slightly displaced fractures can be treated conservatively. Displaced fractures require reduction followed by percutaneous pinning. Several complications could occur in association with a supracondylar humeral fracture. Early complications include neuro-vascular injury and compartment syndrome, delayed complications include cubitus varus, joint stiffness and malunion.

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Gli autori Silvio Boero, Lorenza Marengo, Stefania Torchia e Nunzio Catena dichiarano di non avere alcun conflitto di interesse.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvio Boero
    • 1
  • Lorenza Marengo
    • 1
  • Stefania Torchia
    • 2
  • Nunzio Catena
    • 3
  1. 1.SC Ortopedia e TraumatologiaIRCCS Istituto Giannina GasliniGenovaItalia
  2. 2.Scuola di Specializzazione in Ortopedia e TraumatologiaUniversità degli Studi di CagliariCagliariItalia
  3. 3.SC Ortopedia e Traumatologia PediatricaAON SS Antonio e Biagio e Cesare ArrigoAlessandriaItalia

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