Distal humeral fractures are relatively rare and complex injuries. With appropriate preoperative planning and execution of surgical technique, good outcomes may be obtained in most patients. Patients should be counseled regarding loss of motion in these injuries, and elderly, osteoporotic patients with extensive comminution should be considered for total elbow arthroplasty as an alternative to open reduction and internal fixation.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Orthopedic Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
- Articular injury elbow
- Distal humerus
- Elbow arthroplasty