Fracture dislocation of the lateral condyle and medial epicondyle of the humerus associated with complete radial nerve transection

Zaid Abu-Jayyab, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Stefan Marlovits

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Abstract

The combination of lateral condyle and medial epicondyle fractures of the humerus and a radial nerve transection is extremely rare. We could not find a similar case in the literature. Hereby we report such a case. An eight-year old female fell down while playing. She had wrist, thumb and fingers drop associated with hypoaesthesia over the first web space indicating radial nerve palsy. Plain X-ray of the left elbow showed fracture of the lateral condyle and avulsed fracture of the medial epicondyle. The Lateral condyle fracture was fixed with 2 screws and the medial epicondyle fracture was fixed with 2 K wires. The radial nerve was completely transected which was repaired primarily through a lateral approach. Six months later, the patient had full recovery of the wrist and elbow functions without any deformity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-921
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume61
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Fractures lateral condyle
  • Humerus
  • Radial nerve transection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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