Coronal shear fractures of the distal humerus usually involve the capitellum with frequent extension into the trochlea. Good results have been achieved with internal fixation for most simple fractures. However, a subset of these fractures can be highly comminuted with multiple small separate fragments and poor subchondral bone stock and impaction. Preoperative CT scanning is essential to help formulate a treatment strategy and a variety of surgical techniques are needed to address the full spectrum of these fractures. The aim of this chapter is to describe the surgical techniques available to treat these fractures using a systematic approach.
|Title of host publication||Surgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow|
|Editors||Gregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
Bellringer, S., Clarnette, J., Bain, G., & Phadnis, J. (2020). Coronal shear fractures of the distal humerus. In G. Bain, D. Eygendaal, & R. P. van Riet (Eds.), Surgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow (pp. 619-628). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-58931-1_83