Biomechanical analysis of supracondylar humerus fracture pinning for slightly malreduced fractures.

@article{Bloom2008BiomechanicalAO,
  title={Biomechanical analysis of supracondylar humerus fracture pinning for slightly malreduced fractures.},
  author={T. Bloom and Claire C Robertson and Andrew Todd Mahar and Peter Newton},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={766-72}
}
BACKGROUND The most common position of malreduced type III supracondylar humerus (SCH) fractures is internal rotation and medial collapse of the distal fragment. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of SCH fracture rotational deformity on stability with various pin configurations. Specifically, is the biomechanical stability lost when an SCH fracture is pinned in slight malreduction (compared with anatomical pinning) improved by adding a third pin? METHODS Sixty-four… CONTINUE READING