Functional outcome after open supracondylar fractures of thehumerus

M. D. McKee, J. Kim, K. Kebaish, D. J.G. Stephen, H. J. Kreder, E. H. Schemitsch

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We reviewed 26 patients who had had internal fixation of an open intra-articular supracondylar fracture of the humerus. All operations were performed using a posterior approach, 13 with a triceps split and 13 with an olecranon osteotomy. The outcome was assessed by means of the Mayo Elbow score, the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score and the SF-36 Physical Function score. Patients with an olecranon osteotomy had less good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-651
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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