Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children

  • E Ger


Between 1970 and 1972, 231 children with supracondylar fractures of the humerus were treated at Groote Schuur Hospital. Of these, 225 had sustained an extension-type fracture. The fractures were 9raded according to their appearance on X-ray film into grades I, 11 and III according to their severity. A sample follow-up of children who had sustained grade I fractures was carried out, while 85% of the children with grade 11 fractures and 80% of those with grade III fractures were followed up. Results were classified as excellent, good, and unsatisfactory. The reasons for the unsatisfactory results were analysed.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1709 (1974).

Author Biography

E Ger
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135