Microcirculation of the distal humeral epiphyseal cartilage: implications for post-traumatic growth deformities.


The purpose of this study was to determine if there is an anatomic basis for development of the avascular necrosis infrequently seen after elbow trauma. The microcirculation to the distal humeral epiphyseal cartilage was studied in 38 elbow joints from 19 skeletally immature individuals. The findings of this study were as follows: (1) Vascularity is… (More)