Orthopaedic Surgery; Biological and Biomedical Sciences
A case series was extracted from the trauma registry at Aga Khan University Hospital from the period June 2015 to June 2019. Included were 16 adult patients who presented with intra-articular distal humerus fracture type C2. The functional, clinical and radiological outcomes of fractures treated with or without olecranon osteotomy up to 12 months follow-up were compared. Outcomes were assessed at 6 weeks, 3, 6 and 12 months re-visits. Among the 16 studied patients, 9 (56%) were males and 7 (44%) were females. In the group without osteotomy, there was a good functional and clinical outcome with a mean Quick Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score of 32±30 at 3 months post-procedure. Bone healing was noticed at 6 months after surgery. In the osteotomy group, 50%-70% bone union was seen at 3 months post-surgery while fair functional and clinical outcome was achieved at 6 months after surgery.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Muhammad, Z. A.
(2020). Comparison of intraarticular distal humerus fracture outcomes treated with or without olecranon osteotomy - A case series. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 70(2(Suppl 1)), S102-S105.
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