THE TREATMENT OF EXTRA- AND INTRA-ARTICULAR FRACTURES THE DISTAL HUMERUS

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From 2005 to 2009 we treated 112 patients with fractures of distal segment of the humerus, 83 (74,10%) of them were injured when falling from the height of its own growth, 8 (7,14%) - in an accident, 6 (5,35%) - a fall from a height, 13 (11,6%) - in sports, and two - as a result of violent acts. In 97 (87%) cases the fractures were closed, in 15 (13%) - open. 19 patients were treated conservatively and 93 - operatively. Functional results were evaluated using the Mayo elbow performance score (MEPS) in 78,37% of patients. Results of the conservative method: excellent and good - 46,66%, and in all patients with type A without displacement - in 100%. The fair results - in 33% and the poor in 20% - with type В and C. The results of operative treatment: excellent and good - 90,41%, the fair results - in 9,58%, no poor results. Initial prevent the oedema and bleeding into joints and soft tissues, adequate rigid fixation of fractures with the maximal restoration of the elbow joint congruent without additional immobilization and early active mobilization is essential to prevent the elbow stiffness and achieve a good outcomes.

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V. V. Klyuchevsky

Ярославская государственная медицинская академия

Email: fake@neicon.ru
д.м.н., профессор, заведующий кафедрой травматологии, ортопедии и ВПХ Russian Federation

Hassan Ben El Hafi

Ярославская государственная медицинская академия

Author for correspondence.
Email: htraumato@yahoo.fr
очный аспирант кафедры травматологии, ортопедии и ВПХ Russian Federation

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