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how can i treat supracondylar fracture?

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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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 femur. Unless non displaced or minimally displaced these fractures typically need operative management as they may lead to mal alignment and deformity. Need to see an orthopaedic surgeon if there is any deformity or displacement!
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
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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Are the symptoms of supracondylar fracture bad?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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 injury and nerve injury. These fractures require urgent evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: supracondylar fracture?

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Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
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 occurs in children, usually from 2 - 10. The treatment depends on the severity of the injury; it can be treated with just a cast, or by manipulating the fragments and pinning it. The other area that has a supracondylar region is the femur.

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