TITLE

Distal Humeral Fractures in Adults

AUTHOR(S)
Nauth, Aaron; McKee, Michael D.; Ristevski, Bill; Hall, Jeremy; Schemitsch, Emil H.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;4/6/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 7, p686
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the distal humeral fractures particularly in adults. It discusses the fracture's classifications which includes the extra, partial, and complete articular fractures based on the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) or Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) classification system. It mentions the assessment and radiography, non operative and operative approaches, and the complications of distal humeral fractures on ulnar nerves and heterotopic ossification.
ACCESSION #
60253967

 

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