Floating elbow injuries in adults: prognostic factors affecting clinical outcomes.

@article{Ditsios2013FloatingEI,
  title={Floating elbow injuries in adults: prognostic factors affecting clinical outcomes.},
  author={Konstantinos Ditsios and Achilleas Boutsiadis and Pericles P Papadopoulos and Dimitrios S Karataglis and Panagiotis Givissis and Ippokratis G Hatzokos and Anastasios G. Christodoulou},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={74-80}
}
BACKGROUND Floating elbow fractures in adults are rare and complex injuries with unpredictable outcomes. The present study was designed to assess our experience, analyze possible compilations and illustrate prognostic factors of the final outcome. METHODS Between 2002 and 2009, 19 patients with floating elbow fractures were treated in our department (mean follow-up, 26 months). The fractures were open in 10 patients (52.6%), and concomitant nerve palsy was present in 10 patients. Although the… CONTINUE READING
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