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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2016, Volume 2 Issue 4

Surgical management of distal humeral fractures in adults

Author(s): Dr. Channabasava Patil
Abstract: Introduction: The only reliable method for restoring the normal alignment and contour of the distal humerus is operative exposure and direct manipulation of fracture fragments. However, fixation of fracture fragments must be stable enough to allow motion while ensuring union
Methodology: 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
Results: 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. In this series 12 (60%) patients were fixed with double reconstruction plates of which supplementary K wires were used in 2 cases and 8 (40%) patients were fixed with Y plate
Conclusion: During open reduction internal fixation, anatomic nature of articular surface should be given prime importance
Pages: 375-377  |  865 Views  21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Channabasava Patil. Surgical management of distal humeral fractures in adults. Int J Orthop Sci 2016;2(4):375-377. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2016.v2.i4f.58
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences