Coronal shear fractures of the distal humerus

Simon Bellringer, Jock Clarnette, Gregory Bain, Joideep Phadnis

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Chapter83
Pages619-628
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Capitellum
  • Trochlea
  • Coronal
  • Shear
  • Fractures
  • Fixation

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    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