Primary Article

Ipsilateral Fractures of the Elbow and Forearm*

Authors: FREDERICK E. REED JR ., MD, DAVID F. APPLE JR ., MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT:One hundred and fifty-one patients with distal humeral fractures admitted to three major hospitals in Atlanta were studied retrospectively. Of these, 15 (10%) also had a fracture of the ipsilateral forearm. These appeared to be more severe injuries with a history of greater trauma and more displacement in the elbow fractures. The incidence of complications was the same in both groups with the exception of a higher incidence of cubitus varus among patients with combined fractures.

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