Advanced search


(15 Posts)
alexsmum Tue 14-Jun-05 10:24:58

Just got back from holiday , and while we were away ds2 has fallen and hurt his elbow.he is in s a cast and i am just about to take him tosee our dr. can anyone help translate this medical report frpm hospital in spain??

the phrase i need translating is;

fisura supracondilea de humero izquierdo

apologies for lack of accents over letters- can't find the button on computer.

alexsmum Tue 14-Jun-05 10:28:28


zebraZ Tue 14-Jun-05 10:28:42

something about (break of?) the left humerous... (where is SP, whymummy?)

alexsmum Tue 14-Jun-05 10:30:56

worked out from translation sites that fisura is crack...just need the rest!!!

Nickinha Tue 14-Jun-05 10:33:23

izquierdo is means left... know that much

zebraZ Tue 14-Jun-05 10:35:10

humero = humerus (I think, could be elbow, see, I'm useless!)
izquierdo = left (that part I'm certain of)
de = of
supracondilea -- sorry, am clueless.
If you trust they set it right in the cast, then I wouldn't expect your doctor to need to know too much more (GP you're seeing, isn't it?).

zebraZ Tue 14-Jun-05 10:38:45

actually, google is translating "humero" as chimney... (heheheee).

I have a feeling supracondilea is a technical term.

tiredemma Tue 14-Jun-05 11:43:41

supracondilea is a specific type of fracture. apparently quite common in children

from this i would imagine its a brief description of a supercondilear fracture of his left elbow.

tiredemma Tue 14-Jun-05 11:45:12

sorry- also in the uk and usa its a supracondylar fracture.

Mothernature Tue 14-Jun-05 12:01:27

supracondilea fissure of left chimney - sounds like a greenstick fracture: Definition: Because a child's bones are much more pliable than adult bone, an incomplete, or 'greenstick,' fracture may occur. A "greenstick fracture" means that one side of the fracture has broken and one side is bent; therefore it is classified as an incomplete break.
The name for a greenstick fracture comes from the analogy of breaking a young, fresh tree branch. The broken branch snaps on one side (the outer side of the bend), while the inner side is bent, and still in continuity. Most often the greenstick fracture must be bent back into the proper position (called a "reduction") and then casted for about six weeks. Greenstick fractures can take a long time to heal because they tend to occur in the middle, slower growing parts of bone.

alexsmum Tue 14-Jun-05 13:00:02

thanks for all your help guys.just got back from gps and he just looked at the x ray and said 'its a supercondryal fracture' which apparently refers to the angle the break is at.we're off to the hospital this afternoon for his cast to be reviewed as the dr thinks its unstable and then its the fracture clinic next week.
i was trying to work out what the report said because the hospital in spain referred to it as a sprain and we didn't know how serious it was.
so basically he's broken it but the gp didn't seem to think it was too serious.
thanks again.

whymummy Tue 14-Jun-05 13:41:22

sorry about your ds
i don't know what supracondilea means but humero is the bone on the upper arm

whymummy Tue 14-Jun-05 13:43:36

oops,sorry,you know now i didn't read the whole thread as i was trying to answer quickly

SenoraPostrophe Tue 14-Jun-05 13:48:35

it means a fracture to the end of the humerus, near the elbow. Of the left arm, as I imagine you know!

SenoraPostrophe Tue 14-Jun-05 13:49:14

whoops - same as whymummy!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: