Posterior fixation of type IV humeral capitellum fractures with fully threaded screws in adolescents


Kurtulmus T., Saglam N., Saka G., Avci C. C. , Kucukdurmaz F., Akpinar F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.40, no.3, pp.379-385, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00068-013-0332-0
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-385

Abstract

Humeral capitellum fractures comprise approximately 1% of all elbow fractures. In this study, we examined the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes following operative stabilization of Bryan and Morrey type IV fractures of the capitellum in adolescents. We applied headless cannulated screws in a posteroanterior direction without damaging the articular cartilage surface of the fractures.