International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2018, Volume 4 Issue 2
Functional outcome of orthogonal plating in treatment of distal humerus fracture
Author(s): Rajeev Kelkar and Deepak Singh Rajput
Abstract: Background: The study was conducted to evaluate the outcome of orthogonal plating system in distal humerus intraarticular fracture.
Material and Methods: 15 patients of age between 18 to 60 yrs with fracture distal end of humerus with intraarticular extension were evaluated, with the mean age group of 37 to find the functional outcome of Orthogonal plating using olecranon osteotomy approach.
Results: The mean union time was 9.53 weeks. The arc of flexion was 99.66o. Average mayo elbow performance score (MEPS) was 83. There were 2 case of infection. One case of implant failure noted secondary to infection leading to implant removal.
Discussion and Conclusion: The following results were assessed: operating time, arc of flexion and extension, time to fracture union, functional recovery, and complications. By using proper principles of stable fracture fixation and appropriate exposure in intraarticular fracture (with transolecrenon approach) a good reduction can be achieved which leads to good union, which helps in early mobilization and restoring elbow functions with early intensive physiotherapy.
How to cite this article:
Rajeev Kelkar, Deepak Singh Rajput. Functional outcome of orthogonal plating in treatment of distal humerus fracture. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(2):278-283. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i2e.41