flexion supracondylar fracture
Flexion supracondylar humeral fractures account for only 2-4% of all supracondylar fractures .
Unlike the much more common extension supracondylar fracture which are seen in children, flexion fractures are seen in older (adult) patients.
They are usually the result of a fall directly onto a flexed elbow.
The humeral condyles are displaced anteriorly relative to the humeral shaft .
Treatment and prognosis
These fractures require open reduction and pin fixation. Care must be taken to identify and mobilize the ulnar nerve, lest it become trapped in the fracture .