Supracondylar Fracture Humerus Copy

. The supracondylar fracture of the distal humerus is just above the epicondyles. It is one of the common fractures of children and is sometimes associated with serious complications, especially if the fracture is displaced. This sometimes results in severe injury to the deep soft tissues and muscles of the volar compartment of the forearm with a resultant brachial artery insufficiency, median nerve injury and forearm muscle damage. If left untreated, this will result in a permanent deformity of a flexion contracture claw-deformity of the hand-fingers-wrist. This is called the Volkmann Contracture“. See Illustration 63.



Illustration 62 Supracondylar Fracture Humerus