We are unable to recommend an optimal time for allowing unrestricted activity after injury in patients with healed pediatric supracondylar fractures of the humerus.


We addressed this topic because unnecessary restriction of activity contributes to the morbidity of a fracture from the patient and parent perspective, but this must be balanced against the risk of a refracture if activity is resumed too early. There were no studies addressing the question. Two critical outcomes were searched to answer this recommendation, incidence of refracture and timing of refracture.