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cause of supracondylar fracture

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ario Kiarash
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Where.: Is it the arm or the lower extremity. There are 2 long bones in the body with a supercondylar region that may be fractured! the humerus and the femu ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See an orthopedic : These can be tricky some are casted while others have to be operated on to avoid pain deformity and disability the elbow is unforgiving.
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: If you are referring to a supracondylar humerus fracture, the injury can be very painful. With a displaced fracture, there is also risk of vascular i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
17 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Supracondylar: There are two areas where one can sustain a supracondylar fracture. The most common region is just above the elbow joint in the humerus. This injury o ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: A fracture of the distal end of the humerus or femur located above the condylar region.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can't tell: Cannot tell by the image. Displaced fractures require fixation in most cases.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A supracondylar fracture is a pretty significant and debilitating fracture if not treated. Particularly if it is displaced or involves the joint. W ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Radial Nerve: The presence of a wrist drop with a humeral fracture is most often due to a stretch injury or contusion of the nerve as it travels down the arm in the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Observation: Then electrical studies of the nerve and possible exploration if it does not return in three months.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I would think : Low vitamin d levels for starters. Assuming you aren't jumping off of buildings....
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trauma: Most bones are broken as the result of trauma such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, or work injuries.

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