Volume 9, Issue 2 (5-2022)                   J. Res. Orthop. Sci. 2022, 9(2): 105-110 | Back to browse issues page


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Mohammadian H, Taheri S N, Lashgari S, Soleimani M. Medial Epicondyle and Capitellar Fractures in a 4-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report. J. Res. Orthop. Sci. 2022; 9 (2) :105-110
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1- Bone and Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (836 Views)
Although medial epicondyle fractures are responsible for 12% of pediatric elbow fractures, they rarely occur concurrently with a capitellar fracture, and the treatment approach and indications are controversial. According to the case report (CARE) guidelines, here we present a case of the medial epicondyle and capitellar fractures with elbow dislocation in a 4-year-old girl who underwent K-wire fixation and splint application. After four months of follow-up, the patient showed good results and a full range of motion. Open reduction and internal fixation may be reasonable options for medial epicondyle and concomitant capitellar fractures using the medial and lateral approaches. We suggest using K-wires, especially in the pediatric population.
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Shoulder / Elbow
Received: 2022/07/28 | Accepted: 2022/11/23 | Published: 2022/05/1

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