Delayed treatment of supracondylar elbow fractures in children.

@article{Yaokreh2012DelayedTO,
  title={Delayed treatment of supracondylar elbow fractures in children.},
  author={Jean Baptiste Yaokreh and Thierry Odehouri-Koudou and Samba Temb{\'e}ly and Attafi Gaudens Dieth and D B Kouam{\'e} and Ossenou Ouattara and K. R. Dick},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={
          808-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Supracondylar fractures are the most common elbow fractures in children and are usually treated on an emergency basis, using percutaneous pinning. However, the treatment is often delayed in areas where healthcare resources are scarce. HYPOTHESIS Delaying treatment does not influence the perioperative complication rate. MATERIALS AND METHOD We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 89 children aged 2 to 15 years in whom surgery for extension-type supracondylar elbow… CONTINUE READING

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