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Closed reduction of coronal fractures of the capitellum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8637066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Closed reductions of displaced coronal fractures of the capitellum were successfully obtained for nine patients. The method involves spontaneous reduction by allowing the elbow to fully extend under anesthesia and then gradually flexing the elbow while distracting the elbow joint. Distraction allows the radial head to capture the capitellar fragment in the joint rather than push it proximally. The elbow is immobilized at 90 degrees for 3 weeks. Gentle active motion is then started. Closed reduction is often or usually obtained, but open reduction and internal fixation are performed in those cases in which a closed reduction cannot be obtained.
R S Ochner; H Bloom; R C Palumbo; M P Coyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-05     Completed Date:  1996-07-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-203     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Elbow Joint / radiography
Follow-Up Studies
Fractures, Closed / radiography,  therapy*
Humeral Fractures / radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged

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