Fractures of the adult distal humerus. Elbow function after internal fixation

BJ Holdsworth, MM Mossad
1990 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
We reviewed 57 adult patients at an average of 37 months after early internal fixation for displaced fractures of the distal humerus. Two-thirds had intercondylar (Muller type C) fractures, and one-third had articular comminution (type C3). A chevron olecranon osteotomy was used, with early active movement after fixation. Results were good or excellent in 76% with an average range of movement of 1 15#{176}. Early stable fixation by an experienced surgeon is recommended for these fractures.
doi:10.1302/0301-620x.72b3.2341427 fatcat:bc5rn2bxqfbr3dciiagrnsxjm4