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In children requiring closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for supracondylar humeral fractures, what is the relative effectiveness of a crossed-pin configuration compared with 2 lateral pins?
Randomized (allocation concealed), unblinded, controlled trial with 6 months of follow-up.
Level-I trauma center of a university hospital in Cairo, Egypt.
60 children (mean age, 5.1 years; 70% boys) who were <10 years of age had unilateral type-II or III supracondylar humeral fractures (57 extension-type and 3 flexion-type injuries; 53 Gartland type-III and 7 type-II injuries) and were scheduled for closed reduction and Kirschner wiring under …
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