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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1990 May;72(3):362-5.

Fractures of the adult distal humerus. Elbow function after internal fixation.

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University Hospital, Nottingham, England.


We reviewed 57 adult patients at an average of 37 months after early internal fixation for displaced fractures of the distal humerus. Two-thirds had intercondylar (Müller type C) fractures, and one-third had articular comminution (type C3). A chevron olecranon osteotomy was used, with early active movement after fixation. Results were good or excellent in 76% with an average range of movement of 115 degrees. Early stable fixation by an experienced surgeon is recommended for these fractures.

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