AIPGMEE 2011 – MCQ 15 – Nerve injury in supracondylar fracture

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Most common nerve injured in supracondylar fracture humerus?
A. Median
B. Radial
C. Ulnar
D. Anterior interosseous nerve

Correct answer : D. Anterior interosseous nerve

In order studies, the radial nerve was found to be the one most commonly injured. But recent studies have shown that the median nerve, particularly the anterior interosseous branch is the most commonly damaged in supracondylar fracture of humerus.

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