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Factors predictive of early radiographic failure after closed reduction of Gartland type II supracondylar humeral fractures.

Authors
  • Lucas, Douglas E
  • Willis, Leisel M
  • Klingele, Kevin E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
27
Issue
8
Pages
457–461
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31827aa78e
PMID: 23187157
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our study suggests that type II fractures should be viewed as a spectrum of injury. Our data show that a significantly displaced type II fracture that requires a reduction to obtain satisfactory alignment has a 48% chance of losing that reduction without percutaneous pinning.

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