Objective： To investigate the effect and nursing of large area of ice compress on the gall of child after the supracondylar fractures operation. Methods： 89 patients with supracondylar fractures of the humerus were randomly divided into two groups： the observation group （n= 43） and control group （n= 46）. A wide range of ice compress was used in the treatment group based on the routine treatment. Meanwhile, the control group didn＇t add the ice compress.The pain scores （VAS） of postoperative patients after the operation, 8 hours later, 1 day and 2 days later and the limb swelling degree after the operation, 6 hours later, 2 days and 4 days later were compared. Results： The pain score of the observation group was lower than that of the control group at 8 hours after operation, on the first day and the second day after operation, the same as the limb swelling degree was significantly lower than that of the control group at 6 hours postoperatively, 2 days after operation, 4 days after operation and 6 days after operation, the difference was statistically significant （P0.001）. Conclusion： A wide range of ice compress can significantly improve the postoperative swelling and pain of the supracondylar fracture of the humerus in children.
Clinical journal of traditional chinese medicine
Supracondylar fractures operation
Swelling and pain