J Korean Fract Soc.  1999 Oct;12(4):975-980.

Operative Treatment of Intraarticular Fracture of Distal Humerus in Adults

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surery, Dong Kang General, Ulsan, Korea.

Abstract

The fractures around the elbow joint in adults are relatively rare in comparision with that in childeren, but the late complications are more common in adults. We have clinically and radiologically analyzed 14 cases of fractures around the elbow joint in adults from January 1995 to December 1998. All patients were treated by open reduction and application of medial and lateral bottress plates providing stable internal fixation enhance early motion. The patients were evaluated for range of motion, infection, pain, degenerative changes. The 14 patients were available for follow-up study for average of 12 months. The result were good in nine, fair in two, poor in three. Traetment of choice for the type III and IV of distal humerus fracture is open reduction with stable internal fixation with plates combined with early active motion.

Keyword

Intraarticular fracture; Distal humerus; Adult

MeSH Terms

Adult*
Elbow Joint
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Humerus*
Intra-Articular Fractures*
Range of Motion, Articular
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