Elbow fractures treated with wires and screws in addition to a cast.
Supracondylar/Condylar CRPP (Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning)
If a pediatric elbow fracture is displaced, surgery may be recommended to realign the bone and hold it in place with wires or screws in addition to a cast. The patient would then be followed closely in the office with serial x-rays to ensure bone alignment is maintained. Wires that are used to help realign the bone are typically removed in the office several weeks after surgery. If screws are utilized, sometimes these will need to be removed several months later with an additional surgery to allow for continued bone growth. Children generally regain their motion and strength without therapy, but in some cases physical therapy may be utilized.
Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating elbow conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.