Mabrouk S. Abuhalfaiya, Mohmmed S. Khalil
The National Medical Research Centre, Benghazi office
LJMR. Vol 1, No.1 2002: 45-49
This retrospective case series study was carried out to estimate the incidence of supracondylar fracture of humerus (SCFH) among children in the period from January 1995 to December 1999 at Al -Jala Trauma Hospital in Benghazi, with the aim of comparing with other series studies reported elsewhere, and also to study the epidemeological patterns in relation to age, sex, side effect and season.
Records of 2552 children revealed 429 supracondylar fractures of humerus 16.8%), with boys more affected than girls and predominance of the left side. Peak incidence occurred in summer. Our observations were comparable to other studies. This emphsizes the urgent need for appropriate management and preventive and control measures.
Keywords: Epidemeological evaluation of supracondylar fractures of humerus among children in Benghazi