Accurate blind nailing of intercondylar fractures of the elbow is quite possible and is accomplished comparatively easily.
The procedure has evident advantages over open reduction. It entails less damage to the soft parts, and it materially shortens the hospital stay.
If blind nailing should not succeed in the hands of an operator, other methods of treatment are by no means jeopardized.
In the author's experience, more accurate anatomical reduction of the fracture and better functional results in the joints have been obtained with this method than by other procedures.
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