Orthopaedics – MCQ 21 – Complications of supracondylar fracture of humerus in children

All of the following are complications of supracondylar fracture of humerus in children, except;
a) Compartment syndrome
b) Myositis ossificans
c) Malunion
d) Non Union

Correct answer : d) Non Union (Supracondylar fracture goes for malunion, not non union)

Complications of supracondylar fracture of humerus

  • Injury to arteries and nerves
  • Volkmann’s ischemia
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Malunion (results in gun stock deformity)
  • Volkmann’s ischemic contracture

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