2020 Volume 9 Issue 4
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An Overview on Supracondylar Fracture Complications and Management Approach: A Simple Review of the Literature


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Abstract

Background: Fractures cause problems for all human beings during their life. Supracondylar fractures are the most common pediatric elbow fracture and carry significant potential for neurovascular compromise. These fractures of the distal humerus are often problematic in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and complications. Proper care requires appropriate assessment and prompt care of patients whose fractures pose the greatest risk for long-term complications. Objectives: We aimed to review the recent literature on supracondylar fractures along with its associated complications. Methodology: The PubMed database was used to select articles, were papers on imaging modalities and pulmonary embolism detection were obtained and reviewed. Conclusion: Supracondylar fracture of the humerus are a very common problem of pediatric age group and are associated with neurovascular compromise and compartment syndrome. A complete history with a detailed clinical examination is essential. Anteroposterior and lateral radiographic views are usually sufficient for the diagnosis. Treatment of fracture is either conservative or reduced by closing with percutaneous pinning, and surgical exploration if necessary.


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Alshibely AY, Alaqeel FAM, Asiri AAA, Alshehri AR, Alshehri AAA, Almuashi MA, et al. An Overview on Supracondylar Fracture Complications and Management Approach: A Simple Review of the Literature. Int J Pharm Res Allied Sci. 2020;9(4):142-6.
APA
Alshibely, A. Y., Alaqeel, F. A. M., Asiri, A. A. A., Alshehri, A. R., Alshehri, A. A. A., Almuashi, M. A., Hadal, E. A. N., Alfaim, F. A., Hufayyan, N. S. A., Alosaimi, F. S., et al. (2020). An Overview on Supracondylar Fracture Complications and Management Approach: A Simple Review of the Literature. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences, 9(4), 142-146.
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