Pin size influences sagittal alignment in percutaneously pinned pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures.

TitlePin size influences sagittal alignment in percutaneously pinned pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSrikumaran U, Tan EW, Erkula G, Leet AI, Ain MC, Sponseller PD
JournalJournal of pediatric orthopedics
Volume30
Issue8
Pagination792-8
Date Published2010 Dec
Abstract

No study examining pin constructs has adequately addressed pin size and its role in fracture fixation. Our goal was to review our experience with Wilkins-modified Gartland type-III pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning to evaluate the effects of pin size within 2 different pin constructs on maintenance of reduction and on the risk of surgical complications.

DOI10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181e7d675
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Orthop