The Result After Surgical Treatment on Lateral Condyle Fracture of Humenu in Children

Dong Soo Kim, Kook Jin Chung, Jong Guk Ahn, Byung Hyun Jung, Yeol Bo Sung, Hyung Jin Chung, Chil Soo Kwon
1999 Journal of the Korean Fracture Society  
Fracture of the lateral condyle of humerus in children are common injury next to supracondylar fracture in children, account for 10 to 15% about the elbow and 18 to 20% about distal humerus fractures. This is the one fracture that can be overlooked clinically and that has a high potential for nonunion and cubitus valgus deformity. Sixty children treated by closed or open reduction with internal fixation on the lateral condyle fracture of humerus from January 1994 to August 1997, were reviewed.
more » ... lmost fractures were treated within 12 hours after injury for the purpose of prevention of further displacement and occurrence of complication. According to Hardacre et al s criteria, most patients showed excellent and good results. We report the result after surgical treatment on the lateral condyle fracture of humerus in children.
doi:10.12671/jksf.1999.12.4.1034 fatcat:pdoi3vn2ojdfhps4wgqlfpzlxi