Elbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fractureEElbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fractureElbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fractureEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ElbowBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-01-29T05:00:00ZMark Camp, MD MSc FRCSC;SKPOP Committee7.0000000000000072.0000000000000748.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A supracondylar humerus fracture is a fracture just above the elbow. Learn how to help your child recover and when to see a doctor.</p><p>Your child has broken their arm just above the elbow. The medical name for this is a supracondylar humerus fracture.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Elbow fracture (supracondylar humerus fracture)</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_fracture_supracondylar_humerus_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">A supracondylar fracture is a fracture of the humerus bone, just above the elbow.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>After an elbow fracture, your child will need to wear a backslab to help heal their broken arm and a sling for comfort.</li> <li>Pain and swelling are common in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury. Monitor any changes to the colour and temperature of your child’s skin and any stiffness or numbness in the hands and fingers.</li> <li>Remove the backslab at home after three weeks, as shown by your child’s doctor.</li> <li>Make sure your child avoids high-risk activities for 12 weeks after their injury.</li> <li>Your child's elbow may need a year to fully recover strength and movement.</li> </ul><h2>What to do if you notice a problem</h2> <p>If you child has any signs of severe pain, numbness or changes in colour or temperature, have them rest their arm on a pillow for 30 minutes while lying down. If the problem does not get better, call your doctor or go to your nearest hospital.</p><h2>Will my child need a sling?</h2> <p>Yes, your child will need to wear a backslab (a cast that goes halfway around the arm) and a sling to allow their bones to heal properly. The backslab supports the bone as it heals. The sling helps your child keep their arm in a comfortable position until they can move it again.</p> <p>Your child will be fitted with the backslab and sling before they leave hospital. Your child’s health-care team will show you <a>how to make a basic forearm sling</a> when you are at home. It is often easiest to have your child wear the backslab and sling under loose clothing instead of through a shirt or sleeve.</p><h2>What to expect in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury</h2> <h3>Pain</h3> <p>You child will have pain in their elbow at first. To reduce pain, give your child <a>ibuprofen</a> as needed, following the directions on the bottle.</p> <h3>Swelling</h3> <p>Your child’s arm, hand and fingers may swell in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury. To decrease this swelling, have your child rest their arm on a pillow when sitting or lying down.</p> <h3>Possible changes in temperature, colour and movement</h3> <p>If the backslab is too tight, it can limit blood flow to and from your child’s hand and fingers. Encourage your child to bend and straighten their fingers every hour while they are awake. Check the temperature, colour and movement of your child’s fingers about every four hours while they are awake.</p> <p>In particular, check if:</p> <ul> <li>your child has severe pain when moving their fingers</li> <li>your child’s fingers are blue or white</li> <li>your child’s fingers are cold (compare them to the fingers on their other hand)</li> <li>your child’s fingers cannot curl up or straighten out</li> <li>your child has numbness or pins and needles in their fingers.</li> </ul>
Fracture du coude: fracture de l’humérus supracondylaireFFracture du coude: fracture de l’humérus supracondylaireElbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fractureFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ElbowBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-01-29T05:00:00ZMark Camp, MD MSc FRCSC;SKPOP Committee7.0000000000000072.0000000000000748.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Une fracture de l’humérus supracondylaire est une fracture juste au-dessus du coude. Découvrez comment aider votre enfant à guérir et quand consulter un médecin.</p><p>Votre enfant s’est cassé le bras, juste au-dessus du coude. En termes médicaux, il s’agit d’une fracture de l’humérus supracondylaire.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Fracture du coude (fracture de l’humérus supracondylaire)</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_fracture_supracondylar_humerus_FR.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Une fracture de l’humérus supracondylaire est une fracture de l’os appelé humérus, qui se situe juste au-dessus du coude.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Après une fracture du coude, votre enfant devra porter un demi-plâtre pour aider son coude à guérir et une écharpe pour son confort.</li> <li>Dans les 24 à 48 heures suivant la fracture, il est normal que le coude fracturé fasse mal et enfle. Vérifiez si la main et les doigts ont changé de couleur et de température et s’ils sont raides ou engourdis.</li> <li>Enlevez le plâtre à la maison après trois semaines comme vous l’a montré le médecin.</li> <li>Veillez à ce que votre enfant évite toute activité à haut risque dans les 12 semaines suivant la fracture.</li> <li>Le coude peut mettre une année complète à regagner sa force et son agilité.</li> </ul><h2>Quoi faire si vous avez des inquiétudes</h2><p>Si votre enfant a des douleurs aiguës ou si sa main et ses doigts sont engourdis ou changent de couleur ou de température, il y a lieu de le coucher et de reposer son bras sur un oreiller pendant 30 minutes. Si le problème persiste, consultez votre médecin ou rendez-vous à l’hôpital le plus près.</p><h2>Mon enfant aura-t-il besoin d’une écharpe?</h2><p>Oui, pour que ses os guérissent bien, votre enfant aura besoin d’un demi-plâtre (un plâtre qui couvre la moitié du bras) et de porter son bras en écharpe. L’écharpe lui permet de maintenir son bras en position confortable jusqu’à ce qu’il puisse bouger le bras.</p><p>Votre enfant quittera l’hôpital avec le demi-plâtre et l’écharpe. Son équipe de soins de santé vous indiquera <a href="http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Fr/HealthAZ/ConditionsandDiseases/FirstAid/Pages/how-to-make-sling.aspx">comment préparer ce type d’écharpe</a> à la maison. Il est souvent plus facile pour un enfant de simplement mettre des vêtements amples par-dessus son plâtre et son écharpe que d’enfiler une chemise avec des manches.<br></p><h2>À quoi s’attendre dans les 24 à 48 heures après la fracture</h2><h3>Douleur</h3><p>Au début, votre enfant éprouvera de la douleur au coude. Pour le soulager, lui administrer de <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=French">l’ibuprofène​</a>, au besoin. Suivez les directives qui figurent sur le contenant.</p><h3>Enflure</h3><p>Pendant les premières 24 à 48 heures après la fracture, le bras, la main et les doigts de votre enfant peuvent enfler. Pour réduire l’enflure, il doit placer son bras sur un oreiller lorsqu’il est assis ou couché.</p><h3>Effets possibles sur la température, la couleur et l’agilité<br></h3><p>Si le demi-plâtre est trop serré, il peut gêner la circulation du sang dans la main et les doigts. Lorsqu’il est éveillé, encouragez votre enfant à plier et à étirer les doigts toutes les heures et vérifiez la température, la couleur et l’agilité de ses doigts environ toutes les quatre heures.</p><p>Déterminez surtout:</p><ul><li>s’il éprouve une douleur aiguë lorsqu’il bouge ses doigts;</li><li>si ses doigts sont bleutés ou blanchâtres;</li><li>si ses doigts sont froids (à comparer avec ceux de l’autre main);</li><li>s’il peut plier ses doigts ou les étirer;</li><li>si ses doigts sont engourdis ou s’il a des picotements (sensations d’aiguilles). </li></ul>

 

 

Elbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fracture2436.00000000000Elbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fractureElbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fractureEEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ElbowBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-01-29T05:00:00ZMark Camp, MD MSc FRCSC;SKPOP Committee7.0000000000000072.0000000000000748.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A supracondylar humerus fracture is a fracture just above the elbow. Learn how to help your child recover and when to see a doctor.</p><p>Your child has broken their arm just above the elbow. The medical name for this is a supracondylar humerus fracture.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Elbow fracture (supracondylar humerus fracture)</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_fracture_supracondylar_humerus_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">A supracondylar fracture is a fracture of the humerus bone, just above the elbow.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>After an elbow fracture, your child will need to wear a backslab to help heal their broken arm and a sling for comfort.</li> <li>Pain and swelling are common in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury. Monitor any changes to the colour and temperature of your child’s skin and any stiffness or numbness in the hands and fingers.</li> <li>Remove the backslab at home after three weeks, as shown by your child’s doctor.</li> <li>Make sure your child avoids high-risk activities for 12 weeks after their injury.</li> <li>Your child's elbow may need a year to fully recover strength and movement.</li> </ul><h2>What to do if you notice a problem</h2> <p>If you child has any signs of severe pain, numbness or changes in colour or temperature, have them rest their arm on a pillow for 30 minutes while lying down. If the problem does not get better, call your doctor or go to your nearest hospital.</p><h2>When to return for a follow-up appointment</h2> <p>If there are no serious problems with your child’s recovery, your child will have their first follow-up appointment in the fracture clinic about seven to 10 days after injury. The doctor will check that the injury is healing as expected and teach you how to remove your child’s cast at home. Your child will not usually need any further follow-up.</p> <h2>How to remove your child’s cast</h2> <p>Your child’s doctor will instruct you to remove the backslab three weeks from the date of your child’s fracture. Removing the backslab is not difficult. Simply cut up the front soft part of the half cast carefully with scissors and gently remove it from the arm.</p> <p>After removing the backslab, your child's arm may look dirty and be dry and itchy. Use warm water and soap to gently wash the arm and moisturize the skin with cream.</p> <h2>How soon after removing the cast can my child move their arm?</h2> <p>When the backslab is off, your child can begin moving their elbow. At first, the elbow and wrist may be stiff. The movement will get better with time, but this may take up to one year. Your child will not need physiotherapy.</p> <h2>How can I reduce the risk of further elbow fractures?</h2> <p>To reduce the risk of a repeat fracture, your child should avoid high-risk activities for 12 weeks after their injury. High-risk activities include playing on monkey bars, ice-skating, skateboarding, contact sports and other activities where falls are likely.</p><h2>Will my child need a sling?</h2> <p>Yes, your child will need to wear a backslab (a cast that goes halfway around the arm) and a sling to allow their bones to heal properly. The backslab supports the bone as it heals. The sling helps your child keep their arm in a comfortable position until they can move it again.</p> <p>Your child will be fitted with the backslab and sling before they leave hospital. Your child’s health-care team will show you <a>how to make a basic forearm sling</a> when you are at home. It is often easiest to have your child wear the backslab and sling under loose clothing instead of through a shirt or sleeve.</p><h2>What to expect in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury</h2> <h3>Pain</h3> <p>You child will have pain in their elbow at first. To reduce pain, give your child <a>ibuprofen</a> as needed, following the directions on the bottle.</p> <h3>Swelling</h3> <p>Your child’s arm, hand and fingers may swell in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury. To decrease this swelling, have your child rest their arm on a pillow when sitting or lying down.</p> <h3>Possible changes in temperature, colour and movement</h3> <p>If the backslab is too tight, it can limit blood flow to and from your child’s hand and fingers. Encourage your child to bend and straighten their fingers every hour while they are awake. Check the temperature, colour and movement of your child’s fingers about every four hours while they are awake.</p> <p>In particular, check if:</p> <ul> <li>your child has severe pain when moving their fingers</li> <li>your child’s fingers are blue or white</li> <li>your child’s fingers are cold (compare them to the fingers on their other hand)</li> <li>your child’s fingers cannot curl up or straighten out</li> <li>your child has numbness or pins and needles in their fingers.</li> </ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_fracture_supracondylar_humerus_EN.jpgElbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fracture

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