Distal humerus fractures in elderly patients: results after open reduction and internal fixation

  title={Distal humerus fractures in elderly patients: results after open reduction and internal fixation},
  author={Jan Korner and Helmut Lill and Lars M{\"u}ller and Martin Henry Hessmann and Klaus Kopf and Joerg Goldhahn and Oliver Gonschorek and Christoph Josten and Pol M Rommens},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Problem: Fractures of the distal humerus are difficult to treat. In elderly patients, diminished bone mineral quality and increased trauma-associated joint destruction may make stable joint reconstruction even more problematic. Furthermore, comorbidities and poor tolerance of joint immobilization might be additional factors which influence elbow function negatively. Until now, disagreement has existed on how to treat these fractures in elderly patients. Recommendations range from conservative… CONTINUE READING
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