The treatment of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures

Andrew Howard, Kishore Mulpuri, Mark F. Abel, Stuart Braun, Matthew Bueche, Howard Epps, Harish Hosalkar, Charles T. Mehlman, Susan Scherl, Michael Goldberg, Charles M. Turkelson, Janet L. Wies, Kevin Boyer

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Based on the best current evidence and a systematic review of published studies, 14 recommendations have been created to guide clinical practice and management of supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. Two each of these recommendations are graded Weak and Consensus; eight are graded Inconclusive. The two Moderate recommendations include nonsurgical immobilization for acute or nondisplaced fractures of the humerus or posterior fat pad sign, and closed reduction with pin fixation for displaced type II and III and displaced flexion fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-327
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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