The elbow contracture prevention in treatment of humeral distal segment fractures

Ключевский В.В., Бен Эль Хафи Х.

Abstract


Within the period of 2005-2009 112 patients with humeral distal segment fractures were treated. When conservative treatment was used, excellent and good results were achieved in 46,66%, as for patients with type A without displacement – in 100%. When surgical treatment was used, excellent and good results were achieved in 90,41%. Satisfactory results were obtained in 9,58%. Early prevention of edema and hematoma of the elbow and soft tissues, adequate rigid fixation of fractures with maximal restoration of the elbow congruence free of additional immobilization, and its early active movements – these are important elements of the elbow contracture prevention and positive outcome achievement.

Keywords


treatment of humeral distal segment fractures, contracture, stiffness

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