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Never visited SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURE
Contributed by: Elisa Aguirre, Radiologist, HUGF - Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Spain.
Patient: 2 year old female
History: 2 year old female with painful left elbow after falling down over hyperextended left arm.
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Fig. 2: Lateral view
Findings: Supracondylar fracture with posterior subtle tilting of the distal fragment
Diagnosis: Supracondylar fracture of humerus Gartlan type II
Discussion:

Supracondylar fracture is the most common fracture of the humerus. (2nd in frequency is lateral condylar fracture, and less common is the medial epicondylar fracture)

Typical in children 2-8 years-old

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Case Number: 50161863Last Updated: 02-26-2011
Anatomy: Skeletal System   Pathology: Trauma
Modality: Conventional RadiographAccess Level: Readable by all users
Keywords: fracture supracondylar humerus elbow

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