Background: Supracondylar fracture of Humerus is the commonest injury around the Elbow in children. It constitutes about 60% of all the fractures about the Elbow in children.
Aim: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the results of percutaneous pinning of unstable or irreducible Type II and III Supracondylar Humeral fractures in children.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 30 children, taking into consideration age, gender, affected side, mode of injury, type of fracture, Gartland classification of fractures, time duration between injury and surgery, postoperative complications and radiographic and clinic variables.
Results: The median loss of motion was 5 degrees and the median change in carrying angle was 4 degrees. All patients had satisfactory results in terms of Loss of Carrying angle, Limitation of Elbow flexion and Flynn’s grading. There were 19 patients that had excellent ratings, 9 patients had good ratings and lastly only 2 patients had fair Flynn’s ratings. There was only 01 patient suffering from neurological deficit and only 01 patient from pin track infection.
Conclusion: Percutaneous fixation with two crossed Kirschner wires leads to good functional and radiological outcome of Gartland type 2 and 3 supracondylar fracture humerus in children.
Supracondylar humerus fracture, Gartland, Cross pining, Flynn, Carrying angle, Baumann angle