Medial Epicondyle Nonunions in Children: Case Report With Overview and Management.
Up to 90% of medial epicondyle fractures treated with conservative measures result in nonunion. However, only 21% become symptomatic. The current case review discusses the history and treatment of a symptomatic medial epicondyle nonunion in a 14-year-old over a 2-year period. Initial conservative treatment was insufficient. However, open reduction and internal fixation afforded the patient a full resolution of symptoms with return to all activities at 10 weeks postoperatively. The patient remains asymptomatic more than 2 years after the initial injury. Open reduction and internal fixation achieved excellent outcomes in the treatment of a symptomatic medial epicondyle nonunion.
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Chorney, M., Sylvestre, D., & Seeley, M. (2019). Medial Epicondyle Nonunions in Children: Case Report With Overview and Management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews, 3(2), e046. https://doi.org/10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-18-00046
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery