A Case of Mismanaged Supracondylar Fracture of Humerus in a | 89040

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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A Case of Mismanaged Supracondylar Fracture of Humerus in a 48 Year Old Man: Case Report

Author(s): Kailasnath MS*, Vijay Narasimman Reddy and Lionel John


Background: The most common type of fracture around the elbow in children and adolescents is a supracondylar humeral fracture. It is rarely seen in adults and is difficult to manage. Here is a case report a case of a 48 year old male patient who presented to our outpatient department with a 4 months old supracondylar humerus fracture of the right side managed successfully with dual plating without any complications and need for further interventions. Case presentation: A 48 year old male patient presented to our department with complaints of swelling, deformity and difficulty to move his right elbow for a period of 4 months after a history of a road traffic accident. He has been taking native treatment for 4 months before presenting to our institute. A supracondylar fracture of the right humerus was diagnosed based on the plain radiograph and CT scan. An open reduction and internal fixation of the right humerus was performed successfully with dual plating and the deformity was corrected. His other complaints were also addressed with the procedure. There was a satisfactory improvement in function and range of motion after a follow up period of 6 months. Conclusion: The surgical management by internal fixation with dual plating can show promising results in the management of supracondylar humerus fracture in adults. This management modality can be considered for a satisfactory function, range of joint motion and correction of deformity without any post-operative complications.

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