ISSN 0718-0918
Vol 13, N° 1, Abril 2016
 

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Fracturas de tratamiento quirúrgico alrededor del codo en niños: descripción epidemiológica en hospital clínico San Borja Arriaran

Jorge Yanine Habibe (1) (2), Claudio Meneses (3)
1.- Becado cirugía Infantil, Departamento de Pediatría y Cirugía Infantil Hospital Roberto del Río
2.- Médico, Cirujano Pediátrico, Traumatólogo, Servicio de Ortopedia y Traumatología Infantil, Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriaran, Santiago, Chile
3.- Docente Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Abstract

Abstract

Introduction
Elbow injuries have a high incidence among children, breaking this area corresponds to 5-10% of all fractures in children.
The aim of our work is to make an epidemiological description of the elbow fractures in children operated in the Hospital Clinico San Borja Arriaran.

Materials and methods
Retrospective, descriptive study. Review of electronic records of pediatric patients operated on fractures around the elbow in the HCSBA from 1 June 31, 2014 was performed.

Results
25 patients, 64% male and 36% female, were studied. The average age was 5.5 years.
Supracondylar humerus fractures accounted for 64%, 24% epicondyle of the humerus,  8% medial epicondyle of the humerus, olecranon and radial head 4%.

Discussion
Supracondylar humerus fractures are the most common elbow injury in children. Epicondyle fractures are the second in frequency. Epictroclea fractures represent approximately 10%, while the olecranon fractures are relatively uncommon in children.

Conclusions
Our center is similar to that described by the international literature in frequency, associated complications epidemiology and clinical presentation.

Keywords: elbow fracture, supracondylar fracture, elbow injury.

 

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