Nerve injury in supracondylar fractures of the humerus
Supracondylar fractures of the humerus are the most common type of elbow fracture in children.
Both median and ulnar nerve injury can occur with supracondylar fractures.
A supracondylar fracture is a fracture through the distal humerus, proximal to the condyle.
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With wounds to the torso you don't generally want to be ...