2015, Number 1
Ortho-tips 2015; 11 (1)
Tafoya-Arreguín GA, Martínez RJJ, Ochoa-Lara GL, Barba AAJF
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ABSTRACTThe distal humeral fractures are one of the biggest causes of morbidity of the elbow, and are observed mainly in two picks age groups the first being between the second and third, while the other during the sixth and seventh decade of life. We evaluated 18 consecutive patients diagnosed with humeral fractures that were being treated with elbow replacement. All fractures were classified as AO13C3 by applying the posterior approach with the Bryan-Morrey technique, by the surgeons themselves. From within our 18 patient sample, 13 were feminine and 5 masculine with an average in age of 63 years (56-72) valued with a functional scale from May divided in two periods to obtain a description of the functional evaluation of our patients. According to our analysis and study, the complete elbow prosthesis in patients older than 60 years is a good option of the management of fractures classified as AO13C3.