Muhammad Hanif, Rana Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Abrar Abbas, Muhammad Khalid Syed, Raza Elahi Rana, Kazi Muhammad Saeed.
Outcome of Open Osteosynthesis in Neglected Fracture of Lateral Humeral Condyle in Children.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):1024-7.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome of open osteosynthesis in neglected fractures of lateral condyle of humerus in children. From July 2009 to July 2011, a descriptive case series was studied in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery Unit II of Mayo Hospital/ King Edward Medical University, Lahore. 50 cases of neglected fractures of lateral humeral condyle of pediatric age group were treated with open reduction and internal fixation and the outcome was evaluated in terms of pain relief, range of motion and union of the fracture. Follow up at the end of two months revealed excellent out come in 68% patients, good outcome in 14% patients, fair in 10% patients and poor in 8% patients. Our study showed excellent outcome of neglected fractures of lateral humeral condyle when treated with open osteosynthesis.
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