Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell

General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric distal humerus

Overview

Supine position i

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 i

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

Prone for medial approach i

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

Prone position i

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

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