total elbow arthroplasty in treating type C elderly distal humeral intercondylar fracture
, early clinical outcome comparison.
This study was planned to compare two treatment modalities for supracondylar and intercondylar fracture
of the femur, open reduction and internal fixation with a condylar buttress plate.
If there was an intercondylar fracture
of distal femur, the strut was placed transversely and the cavity filled with bone cement.
The added advantage of this modality is that it allows other implants for fixation of both supracondylar and intercondylar fracture
over and does not interfere with instrumentation or implants.
6) Hence, in our study two most important points for the better outcome were anatomic restoration of intercondylar fracture
, distal end humerus by interfragmentary transverse 4 mm cc screw fixation with compression to allow to convert the fracture from type C to type A and plates were made to fit the contour of the distal humerus.
The intercondylar fracture
is one of the most difficult fractures to operate upon.
One patient had ipsilateral AO/OTA 33 C2 type supracondylar intercondylar fracture
femur (Table 5).
Manohar G, Shibu Andrews; functional outcome following ORIF of supracondylar intercondylar fracture
femur; Kerala journal of orthopaedics2012; 25; 1-5.
1,2) Controversies & challenges exist regarding management of compound comminuted intercondylar fracture
distal end humerus.
Supracondylar and intercondylar fractures
of the distal femur are common fractures of femur.
Operative treatment of type C intercondylar fractures
of the distal humerus: results after a mean follow-up of 2 years in a series of 18 patients.
The device was removed after an average of 11 weeks, and it was found that all of the intercondylar fractures
united with an average range of motion between 20[degrees] and 120[degrees].