Supracondylar fracture of the humerus
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Supracondylar fracture of the humerus

Becky Platt Senior sister and emergency nurse practitioner, Children’s emergency department, Watford General Hospital, Hertfordshire

Emergency nurse practitioners are likely to come into contact with many children with supracondylar fracture of the humerus, so it is essential that they are familiar with the anatomy of the elbow and diagnostic procedures, says BECKY PLATT

About 3.5 million children attend UK A&E departments every year (Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health 1999), including 2.3 million who have been injured (Davies 2003).

Emergency Nurse. 12, 2, 22-30. doi: 10.7748/en2004.

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