Management of “floating elbow” in children

  title={Management of “floating elbow” in children},
  author={Saraswathivilasam S Suresh},
  booktitle={Indian journal of orthopaedics},
BACKGROUND Supracondylar fractures associated with ipsilateral forearm fractures, aptly termed as "floating elbow" is a rare injury in children after a fall from height. The various authors have reported their results with conservative treatment of one or both injuries to aggressive emergency operative fixation of both components. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a period of three years, the author managed four cases of floating elbow in children. All cases were managed by closed reduction and… CONTINUE READING