We are unable to recommend optimal timing of or indications for electrodiagnostic studies or nerve exploration in patients with nerve injuries associated with pediatric supracondylar fractures of the humerus.

Nerve injuries can occur with pediatric supracondylar fractures. We addressed this topic because electrodiagnostic studies might supplement a repeated physical examination in the monitoring of nerve recovery. We were also interested in the role of nerve exploration. There were no data to determine if or when electrodiagnostic studies and/or nerve exploration are useful.