This webinar is an AAOS Member Benefit!
AAOS Members attend for free.
Webinar Director: David A. Podeszwa, MD
Lateral condyle fractures of the humerus are the second most common fracture about the elbow in children. The injury typically occurs as a result of a varus- or valgus-applied force to the forearm with the elbow in extension. Plain radiographs are sufficient in
making the diagnosis; however, an elbow arthrogram permits optimal visualization of the articular surface in minimally displaced fractures. Traditionally, nonsurgical management is indicated for fractures with #2 mm of displacement and a congruent articular surface. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning is performed for fractures with .2 mm of displacement with an intact cartilaginous hinge at the articular surface. Open reduction and internal fixation is often necessary for fractures with $4 mm of displacement or if there is articular incongruity. Complications include malunion, delayed presentation, fishtail deformity, lateral spurring, and growth arrest. Evolving management concepts include relative indications for surgical management, the optimal pin configuration, and the use of cannulated screw and bioresorbable fixation.
To create an opportunity for JAAOS readers to meet the authors of “Current Concepts in the Treatment of Lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures in Children,” published in the January 1, 2020 issue of the Journal.
Faculty: Joshua M. Abzug, MD; Karan Dua, MD; Scott H. Kozin, MD; Martin J. Herman, MD
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.