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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309


SIKHAULI, N; RAMGUTHY, Y  e  FIRTH, GB. The paediatric 'floating arm' or segmental humerus fracture - a case report. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.1, pp. 35-37. ISSN 2309-8309.

Segmental upper limb fractures in children are extremely uncommon with the commonest injury described being the 'floating elbow'. In this report a case is described of a 'floating arm' - flexion-type Gartland grade III supracondylar fracture of the humerus and simultaneous ipsilateral Salter Harris type II proximal humerus fracture. The management, outcome and available literature on this rare combination of injuries are discussed.

Palavras-chave : segmental humerus fracture; floating arm.

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