Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric distal humerus

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Glossary

Supine position

The most commonly used patient position is supine with the arm either on an arm table, or directly on the draped C-arm. This position can be used for the majority of pediatric fractures of the distal humerus, both supracondylar and articular.

Other positions can be used for specific fractures (eg, complex intraarticular fractures), or for personal preference.

Lateral decubitus position

This is a good position for posterior access to the elbow region (eg, Y-fracture).

Prone for medial approach

This approach provides good access to medial aspect of elbow (eg, medial epicondyle/condyle).

Prone position

This is a good position for posterior access to the elbow region (eg, Y-fracture).

v1.0 2016-12-01