Salvage of non-union of supracondylar fracture of the humerus by total elbow arthroplasty.

@article{Figgie1989SalvageON,
  title={Salvage of non-union of supracondylar fracture of the humerus by total elbow arthroplasty.},
  author={Mark P. Figgie and A E Inglis and Christopher S. Mow and H E Figgie},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={1058-65}
}
Fourteen patients in whom open reduction and internal fixation could not be achieved satisfactorily had a total elbow arthroplasty for non-union of a supracondylar humeral fracture. All patients had an established non-union, and ten had had from one to four previous attempts at internal fixation. The average age at the time of operation was sixty-five years. The average duration of follow-up was five years, with a minimum of two years. The average preoperative elbow score was 17 points, with… CONTINUE READING