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.
Image 4 – Xrays of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus In Child With Kwires In Situ [fracture united]
Following xrays are Ap and lateral view xray of supracondylar fracture of humerus in child. The xrays show good union and maintenance of the alignment.
First AP view
and lateral view
Three kwires are also visible in xrays.
Image 5 – AP and Lateral View Xray of Supracondylar Fracture Humerus in Malunion
Xrays of 9 year old child showing supracondylar fracture.
The xray shows a unreduced, united fracture and new bone formation along the intact posterior periosteal sleeve.
Here is the lateral view.
The child otherwise had complete range of motion and cubitus varus deformity. He was advised surgical correction.
Image 6 – Xray of Fracture of Supracondylar Humerus In Child, Type 1
Xray of supracondylar humerus fracture in a child
The child was treated with plaster slab.
Image 7 – Xray of Supracondylar Fracture of Humerus [fracture united] In A Child
Xray of united fracture of humerus in supracondylar region in an eight year old child.
The xray was taken after 5 weeks of injury.
Image 8 – Xray of Supracondylar Fracture of Humerus [undisplaced] in A Child
Supracondylar fracture of humerus in 10 years old child.
The fracture was treated conservatively with an above elbow posterior splint.
Xray of Malpositoned Supracondylar Fracture Humerus with Plaster Slab in Six Years Old Child
Xray of six year old child with supracondylar fracture of humerus which is not reduced.
The patient was advised a re-reduction but the parents refused any further intervention.
Xray is lateral view of the elbow.
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