A Clinical Study To Evaluate Functional Outcome Of Distal Humerus Fractures In Adult Age Group Treated With Different Modalities

  • Harsh Patel Senior Resident
  • Baiju Patel Senior Resident
  • Divyesh Jetpariya Senior Resident
  • Parth Patel
Keywords: Distal Humerus, Dual Platting, K-wire fixation


Introduction: We live in a society with a growing elderly population and a young population in which extreme sports and high speed motor transportation are popular, therefore the incidence of distal humeral fractures is likely to increase. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the functional  outcome of distal humeral fractures in adults treated with different modality.

Material and Method: This was a prospective study includes 29 cases of distal humerus fractures who were treated surgically at C U Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar from June 2018 to June 2020 in which 17 were females and 12 were males.


Result: According to Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI) scoring system, we had 18(62.07%) patients with excellent result, 8(27.58%) patients with good result, 2(6.9%) patient with fair result and 1(3.45%) patients with poor result. Complication were seen in 15 patients out of which most common was elbow stiffness seen in 7 patients.

Conclusion: Open reduction and internal fixation can be considered as the treatment of choice if there were no contraindication for this because it is important to maintain length, axial alignment, joint congruity and rotational alignment if a good range of motion is to be restored. This is achieved in present study.


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Patel, H., Patel, B., Jetpariya, D., & Patel, P. (2022). A Clinical Study To Evaluate Functional Outcome Of Distal Humerus Fractures In Adult Age Group Treated With Different Modalities. Surgical Review: International Journal of Surgery, Trauma and Orthopedics, 7(5), 116-122. Retrieved from https://surgical.medresearch.in/index.php/ijoso/article/view/246
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