A Segmental Fracture of Humerus with Ipsilateral Forearm Fracture

A Rare Variant of Pediatric Floating Elbow Injury

  • Ruban Raj Joshi Lumbini Medical College
Keywords: forearm injuries, humeral fractures, multiple fractures, radius fractures, ulna fractures


Introduction: Simultaneous segmental humerus fracture with ipsilateral forearm is an uncommon injury and scarcely mentioned in the literature.

Case report: We present a case report on such a complex injury in a 9-year old child after falling down from the first floor of his house while playing. The injury pattern consist of ipsilateral supracondylar fracture humerus with distal humerus  and ipsilateral distal forearm fracture. Open reduction and pinning of the both injuries was obtained.

Conclusion: Ipsilateral multiple fractures in children often result from high energy trauma and are associated with complications. Immediate reduction and fixation is required. If satisfactory reduction cannot be achieved by closed technique, open reduction should be considered to avert additional soft tissue injury and forthcoming complications.


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Author Biography

Ruban Raj Joshi, Lumbini Medical College


Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

How to Cite
Joshi R. A Segmental Fracture of Humerus with Ipsilateral Forearm Fracture. J Lumbini Med Coll [Internet]. 30Dec.2016 [cited 25Sep.2020];4(2):108 -110. Available from: https://jlmc.edu.np/index.php/JLMC/article/view/102
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