AO/OTA Classification of Distal Humeral Fractures

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Distal humerus fracture

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Overview[1][2]

The injuries of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint considered as the Distal humerus fracture. It is more common among the elderly population following a low energy trauma such as falling. Meanwhile, A few people experience the axillary nerve damage such as reduced sensation around the middle deltoid and/or axillary artery involvement.


AO/OTA Classification of Distal Humeral Fractures

The distal humerus fracture may be classified based on the exact location of fracture:

  • Distal third of humerus
  • Intercodylar (Intra articular)
  • Supracondylar (High and low supracondylar; flexion and extension)
AO/OTA Classification of Distal Humeral Fractures
Type A Extra-articular
AO/OTA Classification of Distal Humeral Fractures
Type B Intraarticular- Single Column
Type C Intraarticular- Both Columns

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References

  1. Beeres FJ, Oehme F, Babst R (April 2017). "[Distal humerus fracture-extensile approaches]". Oper Orthop Traumatol (in German). 29 (2): 115–124. doi:10.1007/s00064-016-0474-4. PMID 27921119.
  2. Shearin JW, Chapman TR, Miller A, Ilyas AM (February 2018). "Ulnar Nerve Management with Distal Humerus Fracture Fixation: A Meta-Analysis". Hand Clin. 34 (1): 97–103. doi:10.1016/j.hcl.2017.09.010. PMID 29169602.