Managing supracondylar humerus fractures: The puzzle of pulse and perfusion

By Terry Stanton

Two studies examine pulseless fractures and risk for brachial artery injury

The management of supracondylar humerus fracture—the most common fracture around the elbow in children—has long been a controversial topic. Debate has focused on the prevention and treatment of brachial artery injury, in particular on how to proceed when the radial pulse is absent but the hand is pink and warm.

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