FRACS Orthopaedic Exams


You are called are called to assess a seven year old boy in ED with a supracondylar fracture of the
right humerus sustained four hours previously. Examination reveals a closed fracture with tenting of the soft tissues over the anterior aspect of the elbow. The radial pulse is absent but the forearm and hand are well perfused. X-rays show a markedly displaced fracture.

  1. Outline your management of this child's injury.
  2. Detail your management of this fracture. Include the situation of possible failed closed reduction

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