Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1025


Post-Traumatic Palsy of Three Nerves of the Upper Limb Accompanied with Vascular Deficiency in the Supracondylar Humerus Fracture - Results of the Treatment: Case Report

Lukasz Matuszewski, Jarosław Kałakucki and Andrzej Ciszewski

We present a case report of a patient who at the age of 8 suffered an injury to the left elbow joint and admitted to the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Lublin / Poland due to a supracondylar humerus fracture in extension mechanism. As a result of the injury, in addition to the damage to the musculoskeletal system, the sensory and motor functions of the three nerves were also disturbed. A closed reduction procedure was performed within two hours after admittance, with transverse fracture pinning with K-wires. On the third day after the injury, the left elbow joint was inspected, with the release of the brachial artery and the median nerve and removal of the K-wire conflicting with the ulnar nerve. After a multimodal rehabilitation, the child regained the full function of the left upper limb.