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Nonunion of lateral humeral condylar fracture in a child with cubitus varus

Sulaiman, Abdul Razak and Munajat, Ismail and Mohd, Emil Fazliq and Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff (2010) Nonunion of lateral humeral condylar fracture in a child with cubitus varus. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 4 (3). pp. 30-32. ISSN 1985-2533

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Patients with cubitus varus deformity secondary to malunited supracondylar fracture are at risk for lateral humeral condylar (LHC) fracture. This report describes a child presenting with preexisting malunion of supracondylar fracture presenting along with nonunion of a LHC fracture following a recent injury. The patient underwent resection osteotomy of the metaphyseal proximal fragment of the fracture surface, reduction of the displaced LHC fragment and screw fixation. This procedure corrected the cubitus varus and treated the nonunion of the lateral condyle thus avoiding a supracondylar osteotomy procedure. Treatment resulted in solid union, good range of motion and no avascular necrosis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5770/2434
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cubitus Varus, Lateral Condyle, Humerus, Nonunion, Resection Osteotomy
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 17:38
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 17:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2434

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