Fractures of the supracondylar process of the humerus

R. J. Spinner, R. E. Lins, S. R. Jacobson, J. A. Nunley

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Abstract

The supracondylar process of the humerus is a relatively rare but well-known anatomic variant that can be associated with other anomalies. While it usually remains clinically silent, the spur can be responsible for a wide spectrum of symptoms. We present 3 patients with fractures of the supracondylar process and review 12 other cases in the literature. The supracondylar process has potential for fracture and important neurovascular sequelae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1041
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Spinner, R. J., Lins, R. E., Jacobson, S. R., & Nunley, J. A. (1994). Fractures of the supracondylar process of the humerus. Journal of Hand Surgery, 19(6), 1038-1041. https://doi.org/10.1016/0363-5023(94)90112-0