DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20161861

Open reduction and percutaneous pinning for medial condyle fractures of elbow in children: is it a risk for complications?

Murat Demiroglu, Bulent Kilic, Koray Unay, Korhan Ozkan, Davut Aydin

Abstract


Background: There are limited cases of humerus medial condyle fracture in the literature treated by open reduction and percutaneous pinning. This study presents cases treated by open reduction and percutaneous pinning and discussed the problems reported in the literature.

Methods: Nine cases were treated by open reduction and percutaneous pinning between 2006-2014. These cases were followed for nonunion, avascular necrosis, range of motion, nerve lesion and infection for 15.3 months (range 11 to 18 months).

Results: No non-union, avascular necrosis, iatrogenic nerve lesion or infection developed in our cases. All patients gained full range of motion.

Conclusions: This study presents that surgical technique and early timing of surgery prevents the complications.


Keywords


Medial condyle, Fracture, Elbow, Children, Open reduction, Complication

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