Abstract| Volume 39, ISSUE 9, SUPPLEMENT , e4-e5, September 2014

Recovery of Motor Nerve Injuries Associated With Displaced, Extension-Type Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures

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      Nerve injuries occur in approximately 13% of pediatric extension-type supracondylar humerus fractures, but no large-scale studies have analyzed recovery of these nerve injuries (Ref 1). We hypothesized that the time to recovery for a motor nerve palsy associated with a supracondylar humerus fracture would vary by which nerve is injured, if more than one nerve is injured, and if immediate decompression of the affected nerve(s) occurred at the time of fracture fixation.
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