An alternative method of osteosynthesis for distal humeral shaft fractures

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Abstract

Treatment of extra-articular distal humerus shaft fractures with plating techniques is often difficult, as traditional centrally located posterior plates often encroach on the olecranon fossa, limiting distal osseous fixation. The use of a modified Synthes Lateral Tibial Head Buttress Plate (Synthes, Paoli, PA) allows for a centrally placed posterior plating of the humeral shaft that angles anatomically along the lateral column to treat far distal humeral shaft fractures. Fifteen patients treated in this manner were followed to radiographic and clinical union. There were no cases of instrumentation failure or loss of reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Distal humerus fracture
  • Osteosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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An alternative method of osteosynthesis for distal humeral shaft fractures. / Levy, Jonathan C.; Kalandiak, Steven; Hutson, Jr., James; Zych, Gregory A.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 43-47.

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