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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
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Neurologic Complications After K-Wire Fixation of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children.

Royce, Ronald O. D.O.; Dutkowsky, Joseph P. M.D.; Kasser, James R. M.D.; Rand, Frank R. M.D.

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Abstract

Summary: A retrospective review of 143 supracondylar humerus fractures in children treated with K-wire fixation disclosed four neurologic complications after treatment. There were two late ulnar neuropraxias. One ulnar nerve injury and one radial nerve injury resulted from direct trauma during insertion of a K-wire. All patients regained full neurologic function.

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