Closed reduction of the pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures: the “joystick” method

@article{Parmaksizolu2008ClosedRO,
  title={Closed reduction of the pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures: the “joystick” method},
  author={Atilla Sancar Parmaksizoğlu and Ufuk Ozkaya and Fuat Bilgili and Emrah Sayın and Yavuz Selim Kabukçuoğlu},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={129},
  pages={1225-1231}
}
Our goal in this study was to propose an alternative closed reduction method to avoid open reduction in the management of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures. A temporary Kirschner wire is inserted to the proximal part of the humerus to be used as a joystick to have a better control of the proximal fragment. Twenty-three patients with closed Gartland type III extension fractures were operated between 2003 and 2007. Mean age of the patients was 6.7 (4–10) years. Uninjured and fractured… CONTINUE READING

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