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Distal Humerus: Coronal Shear (Capitellum) Fractures

  • Louis W. CatalanoIIIEmail author
  • Michael T. Milone
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Abstract

A case is presented of a patient who sustained an isolated displaced coronal shear fracture of the capitellum. Various aspects of perioperative management are discussed, including preoperative imaging, treatment options, surgical timing, interoperative tips, rehabilitation protocols, and common complications. Several treatment pearls are provided. Ultimately, the presented patient underwent posterior to anterior directed screw fixation of the capitellum. The patient experienced no complications, recovered well, and has returned to full, painless activity.

Keywords

Elbow Trauma Capitellum Open reduction internal fixation Operative technique 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NYU Langone Orthopedic HospitalNew YorkUSA

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