Guest Editorial: Plating of Distal Humerus Fractures

Abstract

This special issue of Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal focuses on plating techniques for the open reduction and internal fixation of distal humerus fractures in adults. While variations in technique exist for any surgical procedure, two distinct approaches, namely 90–90 plating and parallel plating, have evolved over the past two decades as viable options for the surgical fixation of such fractures. Available evidence does not show a significant difference in the outcomes achieved with the two techniques. These articles offer two different perspectives on the treatment of distal humerus fractures, and are intended to help the treating surgeon recognize the similarities and differences between the techniques and avoid problems.

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