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Year : 1968  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-76

A Simple Approach To Displaced Supracondylar Fracture Of Humerus In Children


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D. D Tanna


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Displaced supracondylar fractures of humerus in children are usually treated by manipulation and plaster in flexion of the elbow, in most hospitals all over the world. The results of fractures with marked displacement are not consistently good even in best hands. Jensenius (1948) published his series where only 43 percent had ‘good’ results, 40 percent had ‘fair’ results and 17 percent had ‘bad’ results, after this treatment. Hammond (1952) wrote regarding manipulation that, ‘The method is not worth the risk, when the function of the extremity is at stake,’ and he advocated traction method in such circumstances.


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