Supracondylar process of the humerus.

Published online: Feb 27 2002

Subasi M, Kesemenli C, Necmioglu S, Kapukaya A, Demirtas M.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Dicle, Diyarbakir, Turkey.


Four cases of supracondylar process of the humerus in three patients are presented. The main features of a supracondylar process as compared with an osteochondroma are reviewed. The three patients had pain and one had signs indicating median nerve compression. One had a supracondylar process together with an osteochondroma in the contralateral supracondylar region. One patient with a bilateral supracondylar process refused an operation. The other two patients underwent surgical treatment. The symptoms disappeared in the two patients who were operated.