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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Chad E Aarons, Christopher Iobst, Daniel B Chan, David C Landy
Supracondylar humerus fractures occur frequently in children and can be repaired by the lateral or crossed pinning technique, although the importance of pin divergence is unknown. A surgeon's experience using the crossed (N=46) and lateral (N=57) pinning technique was reviewed to determine whether the pin-spread ratio (PSR), the distance between the pins at fracture level divided by the fracture width, was associated with fixation loss. No association existed between the PSR and change in Baumann's angle for fractures repaired by lateral pinning, although one existed for type III fractures repaired with crossed pinning...
November 2012: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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