05 March 2022>: Clinical Research
Conversion from Spanning External Fixation to Open Reduction Internal Fixation Contributes to Healing of Soft Tissues and Fractures in Open Distal Humeral FracturesKaige Ma 1ABCDEFG , Donghua Huang 1BC , Chunqing Meng 1E , Hong Wang 1E , Zengwu Shao 1E , Huimin Liu 2C* , Dehao Fu 13A*
Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e934488
Figure 1 Radiographs from a 35-year-old man who had a grade II open distal humeral fracture in a motor vehicle accident. (A) Anteroposterior and (B) lateral radiographs of AO/OTA type 13-C2 intra-articular fracture of distal humerus on admission. (C) Postoperative anteroposterior and (D) lateral radiographs showing fractures of the distal humeral stabilized by uniplanar external fixation (EF) following debridement. (E) Anteroposterior and (F) lateral radiographs of plate fixation immediately after surgery. EF had been converted to a plate on day 10 after injury. (G) Anteroposterior and (H) lateral radiographs (the internal fixation plates were removed 1 year after plate fixation) showing excellent bony union.