To determine frequency of union with orthogonal double locking plate in distal humeral fracture.

  • Muhammad Javaid Iqbal Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad.
  • Shahzad Mahmood Shahid DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Afzal Javid DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Anoosh Qayyum The University of Lahore, Lahore.
  • Usman Akmal DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Allah Rakha DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.
Keywords: Double Locking Plates, Orthogonal (90-90), Parallel (180)

Abstract

Objectives: To determine frequency of union with orthogonal double locking plate in distal humeral fracture. Study Design: Descriptive, case series. Setting: Orthopedic department Punjab Medical College. Period: From April 2, 2017 to October, 2017. Material & Methods: 75 consecutive patients with distal humeral fractures were managed by open reduction of internal fixation with double locking plates in orthogonal configuration. Radiographic evaluation was done to see the callus formation after 12 weeks of treatment. Results: There were 54 (72%) males and 21 (28%) female patients having the average age 43.5±15.9 years. Union was seen in 71 (94.7%) patients. In 4 (5.3%) patients there was non-union. Conclusion: Anatomically pre-contoured distal humeral locking plates are useful in providing stable internal fixation for complex distal articular fractures, and hence allowing early rehabilitation.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Javaid Iqbal, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad.

MBBS, MD, FCPS

Professor Orthopedics

 

Shahzad Mahmood Shahid, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS

Senior Registrar Orthopaedic

 

Afzal Javid, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS

Senior Registrar Orthopaedic

 

Anoosh Qayyum, The University of Lahore, Lahore.

MBBS

Demonstrator

 

Usman Akmal, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.

MBBS

Medical Officer

 

Allah Rakha, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS

Senior Registrar Orthopaedic

 

Published
2020-05-10