Category Archive: Controversies

Immediate versus delayed treatment for supracondylar fractures

One of the biggest controversies in the management of pediatric elbow fractures has to do with the timing of operative intervention for supracondylar humerus fractures. In 2001, in the American edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (March Issue, 83-A, page 323-7), Dr. Alan Crawford published a very interesting study entitled “The effect …

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