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Open reduction and internal fixation of coronal fractures of the capitellum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17996785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this article, we describe a technique for internal fixation of coronal shear fractures of the distal humerus. It follows basic AO principles utilizing lag screw fixation combined with an antiglide plate to neutralize shearing forces. We have used this technique successfully for the treatment of isolated shear fractures of the capitellum, including those with extension into the trochlea.
Milan K Sen; Nick Sama; David L Helfet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-12     Completed Date:  2008-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1462-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Plates
Bone Screws
Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation,  methods*
Humeral Fractures / surgery*
Postoperative Care

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