Pediatric supracondylar fracture of distal humerus frequently occurs within 10 years of age with peak at 6-7 years. There is higher incidence of complications such as neurovascular compromise and late cubitusvarus deformity if left untreated at initial stages. This often occur because of important neurovascular structures are crossing the elbow region which hold different anatomic characteristics as well. This article is based on appraisal of the classification, clinical evaluation, and with particular emphasis on the management of each type especially short term complications which may occur with fracture displacement.
Pediatric; Classification; Compartment Syndrome; Fracture Fixation.
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- Aqeel Ahmed Memon
- Imtiaz Hashmi
- Sohial Rafi
- Anisuddin Bhatti
- Idress Shah
- Asad Aziz
- Department of Orthopedics and Spine Surgery, Ziauddin University Hospital, Clifton, Karachi.