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Rapid growth of supracondylar process: a case report

Miyake, Junichia; Kawabata, Hidehikob; Takeuchi, Makotoc

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: March 2013 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 141–143
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32835368d9
Upper Limb

The supracondylar process, a bony, beak-like spur on the anteromedial surface of the distal humerus, is a rare congenital abnormality. We present a rare case of a 20-month-old child showing rapid growth of the supracondylar process over 16 months that required surgical excision. A supracondylar process in a young patient may show a tendency for rapid growth.

aDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

bDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

cDepartment of Pathology, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Osaka, Japan

Correspondence to Junichi Miyake, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita 565 0871, Osaka, Japan Tel: +81 668 793 552; fax: +81 668 793 559; e-mail:

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