Elbow Pinning Block
Supracondylar fractures are the most common fractures about the elbow in children. They usually occur with a fall onto the arm. If the fracture is displaced, surgery is often required.
Surgery typically involves manipulation of the arm to realign the fracture and stabilization with placement of percutaneous pins from the lateral condyle. Standard treatment is usually two pins for stable fracture and three pins for unstable fractures.
Pin placement and stability could be improved with a pin guide that simplifies pin placement and then locks unto the pins to provide additional stability.