The Pink Pulseless Hand


The management of a child with a perfused, pink, but pulseless upper extremity following reduction and pinning of a type III supracondylar humerus fracture remains controversial. The authors present the initial treatment, evaluation, operative findings, and postoperative course of a 6-year-old with a pink pulseless hand. Review of the literature is included, as well as recommendations regarding operative management. (Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 11(3):174–178, 2002)

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David Simms Ruch, MD, Charles N. Seal, MD, L. Andrew Koman, MD, and Beth
Paterson Smith, PhD