Management of concomitant ipsilateral fractures of the humerus and forearm.

Rogers, J F; Bennett, J B; Tullos, H S
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Abstract

We treated nineteen patients with concomitant ipsilateral fractures of the humerus and forearm resulting in a so-called floating elbow. The injuries that were treated without open reduction and internal fixation had a high incidence of non-union of the humerus. This has led us to prefer open reduction and internal fixation of both the humerus and the forearm fracture.

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