Elbow fractures: distal humerus.

  title={Elbow fractures: distal humerus.},
  author={Andrew Siang-Yih Wong and Mark E. Baratz},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={34 1},
A distal humerus fracture can be a debilitating and difficult injury to treat. The anatomy of the distal humerus is highly complex, as it articulates with both the radius and ulna and allows for motion in multiple planes. Furthermore, comminution and osteopenia may render the metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction weak, making adequate stabilization difficult. Various methods of surgical fixation have been described, with bicolumnar plating being the most popular. Controversy over fixation techniques… CONTINUE READING


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