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Medial Epicondyle Fractures of the Humerus
[OCOSH Code: D006810 281526006 S42.4 WI_FR_HUM_ME]

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Medial Epicondyle Fracture of the Humerus Wheeless

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- third most common pediatric elbow fracture (5-10%) (behind supracondylar and lateral condylar fractures);
- most common between ages of 9 and 14 years;
- mechanism of injury is valgus strain of the joint, producing traction on the medial epicondyle thru the flexor muscles
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

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