Treatment of Displaced Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Patterns Requiring Medial Fixation: A Reliable and Safer Cross-pinning Technique

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , 05/16/2012

Despite the inherent risk for iatrogenic nerve injury with cross–pinning completely displaced supracondylar humerus fractures, there is often a need to use this technique to improve fixation and stability of the fracture. This method of cross–pinning is safe and reproducible for providing fracture stability with a significant decrease in the risk of iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury (1 in 94) when a medial pin is required.

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