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The treatment of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures

Howard A; Mulpuri K; Abel MF; Braun S, Bueche M; Epps H; Hosalkar H; Mehlman CT; Scherl S; Goldberg M; Turkelson CM; Wies JL; Boyer K

2022 Oct 4; 20(5):320-7


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.

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