A Prospective Study on the Functional and Radiological Outcomes of AO Type C Distal Humerus Fractures in Adults Treated Surgically with Bicolumn AR Fixation
Author(s): Rohit Sunil Yadav, Arvind Natarajan* and Vasanth Kumar
Distal humeral fractures (DHFs) embody a group of complex articular fractures that occur due to severe trauma to elbow. If fractured, the complex three-dimensional structure of the distal humerus poses a challenging task for reconstruction. The study group comprises of 30 patients with DHFs who presented to the casualty & OPD of the Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chromepet, Chennai between the period of September 2018 to December 2020.Majority of the cases of DHFs belonged to the 21-30 years age group. The age of the oldest patient was 73 years, & the youngest patient was 25 years old, with 44 years being the mean age in our study group. Females had a higher mean age (49 years) as compared to males (41 years). Closed intra-articular, intercondylar fractures of the distal humerus classified as AO type C fractures should be treated only by surgical management, unless strongly contraindicated in elderly patients.