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.
The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.
Every Patient Matters
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.