Distal Humerus Fractures

  • Daniela Sanchez
  • Daniel S. HorwitzEmail author


Open reduction and internal fixation is the treatment of choice for intra-articular distal humerus fractures. The goal of treatment is to achieve an anatomic reduction with a fixation stable enough to allow for an early range of motion of the elbow. This chapter uses a clinical case to illustrate how to approach patients with this type of injury and highlights a few key elements for success in treating these fractures.


Distal humerus fracture ORIF Plate fixation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Musculoskeletal Institute, Geisinger Health SystemDanvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryGeisinger Health System, Geisinger Musculoskeletal InstituteDanvilleUSA

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