J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1996 Nov;31(6):1267-1271. 10.4055/jkoa.1996.31.6.1267.

An Ipsilateral Crossed Pinning Technique to Fix Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children: A Report on the Technique to Escape form Ulnar Nerve Injuries


Of several possible configurations of pin fixation of a displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus in children, the medial and lateral crossed pinning technique has been known to provide the greatest resistance to gross rotational displacement. A new technique with ipsilateral two lateral crossed pins was devised so as to avoid the ulnar nerve injury with good stability for fracture site. During the period from 1992 to 1994, 18 children with displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus were treated by closed reduction and ipsilateral two lateral crossed pinning. Eighty nine percents of the final results were satisfactory. There were no ulnar nerve injuries and fixation loss in all cases from the treatment. This is a safe, simple and reliable technique for providing the good stability of fracture site as well as avoiding the ulnar nerve injury.


Humerus; Supracondylar fracture; Ulnar nerve palsy

MeSH Terms

Ulnar Nerve*
Ulnar Neuropathies
United Nations*
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