International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2016, Volume 2 Issue 4
Clinical profile of intercondylar fracture of distal humerus in adults
Author(s): Dr. Vijayakumar AV and Dr. Pramod G
Abstract: There are two types of injury. One is “flexion type” where condyles are present anterior to the humeral shaft. In the “extension type” Ulna is directed anterior against the posterior aspect of trochleas separating the condyles and at the same time supra condylar position is fractured. On arrival of patients at casualty or at OPD level, the various points were noted down according to the proforma. On admission of the patient, a careful history was elicited from the patient and/or attendants to reveal the mechanism of injury and the severity of trauma. The patients were then assessed clinically to evaluate their general condition and the local injury. In the present series there were no cases of type I fractures. There were 5 (25%) cases of type II fractures, 12 (60%) cases of type III fractures and 3 (15%) cases of type IV fractures. The mode of injury was direct fall on elbow or RTA.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vijayakumar AV and Dr. Pramod G. Clinical profile of intercondylar fracture of distal humerus in adults. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2016; 2(4): 140-142. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2016.v2.i4c.22