Xray of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus In A Child
Supracondylar fractures of humerus are very common injuries in children. These injuries frequently result when the child falls on outstretched hand.
Supracondylar region in children is weaker in children as the part is growing.
Image 1 – AP and Lateral View Xray of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus
The xrays in the picture are anteroposterior and lateral views of elbow of seven year old child who sustained injury after he fell from a tree.
The fracture in present image was successfully treated non operatively.
Image 2 – Xray of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus in Malposition in a Child
Supracondylar fractures are very common childhood injuries. Most of the fractures can be treated by conservative means. Severely displaced fractures are treated by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning.
The image shows a child’s elbow in a plaster having a suprcondylar fracture which is rotated and malpositioned.
Image 3 – Xray of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus with Flexion Deformity
Supracondylar factures are very common fractures of children. Most of these are extension type injuries where the distal fragment of the fracture goes into extension as compared to proximal part. This type of injury constitutes about 95% of the injury. Other 5% is type where the distal fragment goes into flexion.
Following xrays are of a seven year old male child who suffered flexion type of supracondylar injury to his right humerus
Note that in lateral view the distal fragment has moved volar as compared to proximal fragment.
These fractures are reduced and held in position of elbow extension. Neurovascular deficit as usual should be carefully examined. [Read more…] about Xray of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus in Child