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J Korean Fract Soc. 2005 Apr;18(2):185-190. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.12671/jkfs.2005.18.2.185
Hur CR , Suh SW , Oh CU , Chae IJ , Moon JG , Park CE , Hong JY .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Guro Hospital, Korea University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. spine@korea.ac.kr
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, 50,2-Ga, Samdok-Dong, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of minimal anterior approach and thumb assisted technique, in children with Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fracture, who were operated by this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty two children with Gartland type III supracondylar fractures of the humerus with severe swelling were taken up for minimal open reduction and K-wire fixation. The technique used was a minimal incision in the cubital fossa and thumb assisted reduction of the fracture. Stabilization of fractures was done with 1.6 mm Kirschner wires. RESULTS: The outcomes were excellent in 40 cases good in 2 cases. No complications including malunion or scar contracture were seen. CONCLUSION: This technique is safe, effective and can be used for irreducible, displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children

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