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Fishtail deformity as a result of a non-displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus


Schulte, D W; Ramseier, L E (2009). Fishtail deformity as a result of a non-displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 75(3):408-410.

Abstract

Fishtail deformity is a very rare complication of undisplaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. We report the case of a 10-year old girl presenting with pain in the right elbow eight years after a non-displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus. Radiographs also demonstrated necrosis of the lateral part of the trochlea and of the head of the radius. With this long-term clinical and radiographic follow-up after a non-displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus, we would like to point out the possibility of the development of this very rare deformity.

Abstract

Fishtail deformity is a very rare complication of undisplaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. We report the case of a 10-year old girl presenting with pain in the right elbow eight years after a non-displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus. Radiographs also demonstrated necrosis of the lateral part of the trochlea and of the head of the radius. With this long-term clinical and radiographic follow-up after a non-displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus, we would like to point out the possibility of the development of this very rare deformity.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:01 Mar 2010 13:20
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 00:36
Publisher:Acta Medica Belgica
ISSN:0001-6462
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.actaorthopaedica.be/acta/article.asp?lang=en&navid=243&id=14634&mod=acta
PubMed ID:19681330

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