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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 1

Outcome of precontoured locking plate fixation in distal humerus fractures

Author(s): Dr. Gurjinder Singh, Dr. HS Sohal, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Jatin Banal and Dr. Jagdish Dhake
Abstract: Aim: Outcome of precontoured locking plates fixation in Distal Humerus Fractures.
Material and methods: Twenty-five patients with distal humerus fractures were treated with ORIF with pre-contoured locking plates. There were 16 males, 9 females, with an average age of 42.8 years (21-59years). As per the AO classification performance score, the results obtained were graded as excellent or good results in 24 patients (96%), fair in 1 (4%) and poor in 0 (0%) of cases. Average time interval between admission and surgery was 3.8 days (average 1, there were 3 type A fractures(12%),1 type B(4%) and 21 type C fractures (84%).In addition to clinical examination, functional results were evaluated using the Mayo elbow performance score (MEPS).
Results: Using the Mayo elbow -9 days). All the fractures as well as the olecranon osteotomies united by 10-16 weeks (13.76 weeks). No patient had deep infection, implant failure, non-union of fracture site or olecranon osteotomy site. Superficial wound infection, which occurred in 2 (8%) patients, resolved with oral antibiotics. Transient ulnar nerve palsy developed in 1(4%) case. However, the patient recovered with conservative treatment.
Conclusions: An anatomically precontoured distal humerus locking plates are useful in providing stable fixation of distal humerus fractures, thereby facilitating early postoperative rehabilitation.
Pages: 145-148  |  923 Views  28 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Gurjinder Singh, Dr. HS Sohal, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Jatin Banal and Dr. Jagdish Dhake. Outcome of precontoured locking plate fixation in distal humerus fractures. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(1): 145-148. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1c.23
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences