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Trauma (Pediatrics)

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All the following are treatment options in displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus except



A Excision of the lower fragment

B Closed reduction and POP slab application

C Open reduction and K wire fixation

D Continuous traction

Ans. A

Excision of the lower fragment

a. Excision of the lower fragment is of course not an option at an.

b. Usually treatment is by closed reduction and POP slap application. In some cases it is not possible to achieve reduction by closed means than open reduc­tion and K wire fixation may be done.

c. In cases presenting late with excessive swelling or bad wounds continuous traction may be the answer.

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