Distal Humeral Shaft Fracture with Simultaneous Ipsilateral Supracondylar Humeral Fracture in a Child: A Case Report
In children, simultaneous ipsilateral fracture of the distal shaft humerus and supracondylar humerus is rare. To the best of our knowledge, there are no available data on supracondylar humeral fracture (SCHF) combined with ipsilateral distal humeral shaft fracture. This report aimed to discuss a novel case with an appropriate management scheme. We present a case of a 5-year-old boy with ipsilateral distal shaft humerus fracture and SCHF. He underwent closed reduction and antegrade elastic stable intramedullary nail (ESIN) fixation with good clinical outcome. These injuries affect a child’s bony growth, and careful treatment is warranted. Upper extremity fractures could present in different combinations. The ESIN procedure with antegrade technique facilitated reduction and fixation of the fracture by prevention of iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury or pin-tract infection. Moreover, it allowed performance of early range of motion exercises.
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