Combined medial and lateral condyle elbow fractures in a 3-year-old boy.

Darrell L. Moulton, Kelly D. Carmichael

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Abstract

We present a rare elbow fracture pattern in a 3-year-old boy who sustained concomitant medial and lateral elbow condyle fractures. The lateral condyle fracture was not initially appreciated on standard anteroposterior and lateral radiographs and was demonstrated best on oblique view. The patient underwent open reduction and internal fixation of both medial and lateral condyles that resulted in uneventful healing. This underlines the importance of obtaining oblique views of the elbow when diagnosing a complex elbow fracture in the skeletally immature patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E33-35
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume39
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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