Nonunion of slightly displaced fractures of the lateral humeral condyle in children: an update.

@article{Flynn1989NonunionOS,
  title={Nonunion of slightly displaced fractures of the lateral humeral condyle in children: an update.},
  author={Joseph C Flynn},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={691-6}
}
Inadequate treatment continues to be the leading cause of nonunion of slightly displaced fractures of pediatric lateral humeral condyles, despite references to prevention in the orthopaedic literature. In most cases, the elbow was established nonunion can be salvaged by early stabilization and bone grafting, provided that the fragment is in acceptable position and the growth plate of the condylar fragment is open. Procrastination may allow the physis of the condylar fragment to close… CONTINUE READING

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