Approaching Unusual Pediatric Distal Humerus Fracture Patterns


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Abstract

Pediatric distal humerus fractures are common, and numerous variations can occur depending on patient's age, position of the extremity at the time of injury, and energy of impact. Classic injury patterns include the flexion/extension supracondylar humerus, medial epicondyle, lateral condyle, and the transphyseal distal humerus. We describe our treatment philosophy for pediatric elbow fractures and how these principles were applied to some unusual fractures that presented to our institution.

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