Timing of Pin Removal 2020-01-08T18:06:15+00:00
Timing of Pin Removal
We are unable to recommend an optimal time for removal of pins and mobilization in patients with displaced pediatric supracondylar fractures of the humerus.
Prolonged pinning and immobilization might cause pin track infection or elbow stiffness. Early removal of pins may increase the risk of redisplacement or refracture. There were no studies where the duration of pinning or of immobilization was explicitly linked to any outcome of interest.