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Webinar Director: David A. Podeszwa, MD, FAAOS
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 =2mm of displacement and a congruent articular surface. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning is performed for fractures with >2mm of displacement with an intact cartilaginous hinge at the articular surface. Open reduction and internal fixation is often necessary for fractures with =4mm 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.
Join the authors of “Current Concepts in the Treatment of Lateral Condyle Fractures in Children” published in the January 1, 2020, issue of JAAOS as they review indications, surgical and nonsurgical management options, and complication management for these procedures. Participants are invited to an open Q&A with the authors at the end of this 60-minute live webinar.
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Joshua M. Abzug, MD, FAAOS
Scott H. Kozin, MD, FAAOS
Martin J. Herman, MD, FAAOS
CME Credit: 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 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.