Supracondylar humerus fracture in children: K wire pinning with minimal sterile technique

Girish H. R., Mahendranath ., Deepak Malik, Gowthama Pradhban N.


A minimal sterile technique to assess the outcome of K wire pinning of Supracondylar fracture of humerus in children. A prospective case series between 2018 to 2020 was conducted on 10 supracondylar fracture of humerus operated at a tertiary care centre. Gartland type 2 and 3 were included and all the patients were treated with minimal sterile K-wire pinning technique. After 18 weeks follow up with mean age of 7.3 years, all patients were found to have excellent results. In our study no patients received antibiotic except in one patient where 5 days of oral antibiotic cefixime was given. Less complications, reduced time of surgery of average 24.3 minutes, reduction in cost factor and patient compliance was better. Supracondylar fracture of humerus can be fixed by K-wire fixation with minimal sterile technique either by cross pinning or lateral pinning which has same outcome as sterile technique and minimal sterile technique is cost effective and time sparing.


Supracondylar humerus fracture, K-wire pinning, Minimal sterile technique, Outcomes

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