Gartland's classification of supracondylar fractures in children

Gartland classified supracondylar fractures into 3 types. They are:

  • Type I – Undisplaced
  • Type II – Displaced, but posterior cortex is intact
  • Type III – Displaced but posterior cortex is not intact. The distal fragment may be displaced in one of the 2 possible ways
    • Posteromedial
    • Posterolateral

Nerve injuries and other complications are more common in type III supracondylar fractures.

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