Original Article

Percutaneous Pinning in Gartland Type-II and III Supracondylar Fractures

Anwar ul Haq, Syed Muhammed Ali, Imtiaz Ahmed Tago, Siraj Ahmed Butt


Objective: To explore the safety and effectiveness of the percutaneous pinning technique in the management of Gartland type-II and III supracondylar humerus fractures.

Methods: This study was carried out during January 2012 to March 2013. 30 children with age range 5-12 years with supracondylar fracture (Gartland type II & III) were included while others were excluded. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning were performed after taking informed consent. Outcomes were recorded according to Flynn’s criteria, that is loss of elbow motion & carrying angle.

Role of Elastic Intramedullary Nail for the Treatment of Femur Shaft Fractures in Children

Syed Kamran Ali Shah, Asif Peracha, Muhammad Arsalan Ghazi, Nouman Memon, Kazim Rahim Najjad, Sajid Younus


Objective: To demonstrate the effectiveness of intramedullary fixation of femur shaft fracture in children using elastic intramedullary nails. Method: This prospective observational study was performed from January 2014 to December2016. 26 patients admitted with femur diaphyseal fractures with mean age from 6 to 12 years, who subsequently underwent femur elastic intramadullary nail insertion in retrograde fashion for the treatment of femoral shaft fractures were enrolled in the study. Patients were in regular follow up till radiological union achieved. Flynn scoring criteria is used to assess the functional outcomes at 6 months follow up.