Distal Humerus Fractures

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Abstract

BE is a 65-year-old woman who is brought to the Emergency Department complaining of severe arm pain after a fall from a standing height. On primary survey, she has a GCS of 15, a patent airway and is hemodynamically stable. On secondary survey, she has an obviously deformed right elbow. Her past medical history is unremarkable. She takes no medications and has no allergies.

Keywords

Operative management of distal humerus fracture Nonoperative management of distal humerus fracture Supracondylar humerus fracture Ulnar nerve transposition Total elbow arthroplasty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston University Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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