Open reduction and internal fixation combined with hinged elbow fixator in capitellum and trochlea fractures

@inproceedings{Giannicola2010OpenRA,
  title={Open reduction and internal fixation combined with hinged elbow fixator in capitellum and trochlea fractures},
  author={Giuseppe Giannicola and Federico Maria Sacchetti and Alessandro Greco and Giuseppe Gregori and Franco Postacchini},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The current surgical treatment for displaced fracture of the capitellum and trochlea is open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), but the results are often unsatisfactory, particularly with complex fractures. Furthermore, the surgical approach, the kind of osteosynthesis, and postoperative management are controversial. We evaluated the results of internal fixation combined with hinged external fixation. METHODS We analyzed 15 patients with a mean age of 47 (18-65… CONTINUE READING

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