Dr. Brian Capogna Releases Dad and mom Information to Understanding Pediatric Elbow Fractures

The leading orthopedic surgeon explains the causes, types, and treatment for elbow fractures in children.

Dr. Brian Capogna, MD, a leading orthopedic surgeon in New York, is pleased to share his “Parents Guide to Understanding Pediatric Elbow Fractures.” Dr. Capogna is passionate about his profession but also constantly educates his patients and their families about various orthopedic conditions. This information helps them handle their situations better and make necessary decisions regarding treatment.

Dr. Brian Capogna, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Brian Capogna, MD Orthopaedic Surgery

Pediatric elbow fractures are quite common in children because of their active and playful lifestyle. The common types of fractures in the elbow include olecranon fractures that occur in the bony tip of the elbow, radial head fractures that occur at the upper part of the radius bone which is located in the forearm, and distal humerus fractures that occur at the lower end of the humerus bone near the elbow. In children “supracondylar” distal humerus fractures are the most common. These fractures are possible during high-impact sports such as biking or skateboarding. The symptoms are similar to other fractures, i.e., unbearable pain, difficulty moving the elbow, and swelling around the fractured area.

Kids between the ages of two and seven are susceptible to fractures. The fractures typically occur due to trauma or injury such as a fall from the monkey bars or overuse of the elbow causing growth plate fracture. Whether or not pediatric elbow fractures need a cast depends on the type and location of the fracture. In cases with no major trauma or bone displacement, a cast is sufficient for healing in most circumstances. However, in cases of complex fractures where the bone fragments are displaced, surgical reduction and the use of screws, pins, or plates may be required to allow the bones to heal anatomically. Parents should not ignore any injury from a fall where the elbow is swollen and the patient is having difficulty with movement. They should seek immediate medical advice from an orthopedic surgeon. In most circumstances, X-rays are sufficient to make an accurate diagnosis and guide treatments.

To learn more, visit https://briancapognamd.com/a-parents-guide-to-understanding-pediatric-elbow-fractures/.

About Dr. Brian Capogna

Dr. Brian Capogna, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Capogna trained in orthopedic surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, NY, where he served as executive chief resident and received training from renowned orthopedic surgeons and several awards. Dr. Capogna showed a keen interest in sports medicine after treating athletes from all walks of life. He attended fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Capogna comes with specialized training and research interest in hip arthroscopy to address FAI and labral tears.


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