Supracondylar extension fracture of the humerus in children. Manipulative reduction, immobilisation and fixation using a U-shaped plaster slab with the elbow in full extension.

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We present a method of manipulative reduction, immobilisation and fixation using a U-shaped plaster with the elbow in extension for extension-type supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. When the elbow is in full extension, both the extensor and the flexor muscles are neutralised during manipulative reduction and the carrying angle can be easily… (More)

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@article{Chen2001SupracondylarEF, title={Supracondylar extension fracture of the humerus in children. Manipulative reduction, immobilisation and fixation using a U-shaped plaster slab with the elbow in full extension.}, author={R. S. Chen and C. B. Liu and Xiaofan Lin and X. M. Feng and J. M. Zhu and F Q Ye}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume}, year={2001}, volume={83 6}, pages={883-7} }