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A 38-year-old male asked:

is it s supracondylar fracture ? so far close reduction technique has been used but no pins have been inserted. shall we go for surgery ?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Can't tell: Cannot tell by the image. Displaced fractures require fixation in most cases.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
REduction: This depends upon the adequacy of the reduction, the age of the patient and condition of the soft tissue. This is a matter to discuss with the surgeon.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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