Iatrogenic or fracture-related nerve injuries in supracondylar humerus fracture: is treatment necessary for nerve injury?

Guner S., Guven N., Karadas S., Ceylan M. F. , Turktas U., Gokalp M. A. , ...More

European review for medical and pharmacological sciences, vol.17, no.6, pp.815-9, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.815-9
  • Keywords: Nerve injury, Supracondylar humerus fracture, Treatment, Iatrogenic, Observation, NEUROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS, CHILDREN, FIXATION
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Supracondylar humerus fractures are very common types of elbow fractures in children between the ages of three and ten years. Totally displaced supracondylar humerus fractures can be associated with neurovascular injuries, and treatment can be complicated by iatrogenic neurovascular injury, compartment syndrome, malunion, and elbow stiffness