Annual Report

Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric distal humerus 13-E/8.1 Arthrotomy and excision

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Glossary

Lateral approach

The main indication for a lateral approach in the distal humerus are:

  • Displaced lateral condylar fractures (13-E/3.1 and 13-E/4.1)
  • Displaced capitellar fractures (13-E/8.1)
  • Displaced, unstable avulsion of the lateral collateral ligament (13-E/7L)
  • Irreducible supracondylar fractures (13-M/3)
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Distal humeral anatomy

An understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics and growth plate patterns of the distal humerus is vital to the rational consideration of fracture care in children.

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v1.0 2016-12-01