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Distal Humerus Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: The elbow joint coordinates movements of the upper extremity, facilitating the execution of activities of daily living in areas such as hygiene, dressing, and cooking. When the distal humerus is injured, elbow joint function can be impaired. The goal of open reduction and internal fixation is restoration of normal anatomy. Distal humerus fractures continue to provide challenging reconstructive problems for the orthopedic surgeon.
Synonyms and related keywords: elbow fractures, supracondylar humerus fractures, elbow injuries, distal humerus injuries, elbow joint fractures, single condylar fractures, epicondylar fractures, coronal shear fractures of the articular surface, distal humeral fractures, distal humeral injuries
Yian & Karunakar 2007

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Author/Contact: Yian & Karunakar
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Language: English

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