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RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 111-114


Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture

Asif Ali Jatoi, Muhammad Tahir Lakho, Muhammad Azfar Khanzada, Aijaz Ali Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ali Memon, Anis Uddin Bhatti.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the outcome of a precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture.
Methodology: From January to December 2018, patients with distal humerus intraarticular fracture who underwent open reduction and fixation with a precontoured blocked plate were included in this study. The final union and functional outcomes were assessed at 12 weeks. Radiological union and functional outcomes of good to excellent performance were considered as an acceptable outcome. The presence of dense callus at the fracture site and disappearance of the fracture line on X-ray was taken as a union. The functional outcome was assessed by Mayo Elbow Performance Score.
Results: Out of 84 patients, 50 (60%) were male and the mean age of the patients was 42.557.26 years. Excellent, good, satisfactory and poor outcome was observed in 48(57.1%), 25(29.8%), 7(8.3%) and 4(4.8%) patients, respectively. The radiological union was found in 80(95.2%) patients and acceptable outcomes in 73(86.9%) patients. Poor outcome was associated with older age (>45 years), female gender, and presence of diabetes with p-values of <0.001, 0.044, and 0.002, respectively.
Conclusion: Acceptable outcomes of precontoured locking compression plate for distal humerus intra-articular fracture were seen in 86.9%. Poor acceptable outcomes were associated with older age (>45 years), female gender, and presence of diabetes mellitus.

Key words: Intra-articular fractures, distal humerus, Precontoured Locking Compression Plate.


 
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Jatoi AA, Lakho MT, Khanzada MA, Shaikh AA, Memon ZA, Bhatti AU. Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 111-114.


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Jatoi AA, Lakho MT, Khanzada MA, Shaikh AA, Memon ZA, Bhatti AU. Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=77188 [Access: March 29, 2020].


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Jatoi AA, Lakho MT, Khanzada MA, Shaikh AA, Memon ZA, Bhatti AU. Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 111-114.



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Jatoi AA, Lakho MT, Khanzada MA, Shaikh AA, Memon ZA, Bhatti AU. Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. RMJ. (2020), [cited March 29, 2020]; 45(1): 111-114.



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Jatoi, A. A., Lakho, . M. T., Khanzada, . M. A., Shaikh, . A. A., Memon, . Z. A. & Bhatti, . A. U. (2020) Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. RMJ, 45 (1), 111-114.



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Jatoi, Asif Ali, Muhammad Tahir Lakho, Muhammad Azfar Khanzada, Aijaz Ali Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ali Memon, and Anis Uddin Bhatti. 2020. Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (1), 111-114.



Chicago Style

Jatoi, Asif Ali, Muhammad Tahir Lakho, Muhammad Azfar Khanzada, Aijaz Ali Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ali Memon, and Anis Uddin Bhatti. "Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 111-114.



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Jatoi, Asif Ali, Muhammad Tahir Lakho, Muhammad Azfar Khanzada, Aijaz Ali Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ali Memon, and Anis Uddin Bhatti. "Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture." Rawal Medical Journal 45.1 (2020), 111-114. Print.



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Jatoi, A. A., Lakho, . M. T., Khanzada, . M. A., Shaikh, . A. A., Memon, . Z. A. & Bhatti, . A. U. (2020) Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (1), 111-114.








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