Factors affecting forearm compartment pressures in children with supracondylar fractures of the humerus.

@article{Battaglia2002FactorsAF,
  title={Factors affecting forearm compartment pressures in children with supracondylar fractures of the humerus.},
  author={Todd C. Battaglia and Douglas G Armstrong and Richard M. Schwend},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={431-9}
}
This study evaluated forearm compartment pressures in 29 children with supracondylar humerus fractures. Pressures were measured before and after reduction in the dorsal, superficial volar, and deep volar compartments at the proximal 1/6th and proximal 1/3rd forearm. Pressures in the deep volar compartment were significantly elevated compared with pressures in other compartments. There were also significantly higher pressures closer to the elbow within each compartment. Fracture reduction did… CONTINUE READING