Ulnohumeral Bridge Plating for Massive Distal Humerus Bone Loss: A Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

CASE: Massive bone loss around the elbow is a challenging clinical condition. Short periarticular osseous segments present few reconstructive options in the setting of distal humerus bone loss. We report the case of a 20-year-old man who sustained an open, intra-articular distal humerus fracture with a massive metaphyseal defect of 15 cm after a motorcycle accident. The defect was reconstructed using an induced membrane technique with temporary ulnohumeral bridge plate stabilization. CONCLUSION: Temporary ulnohumeral spanning plate fixation is a reliable method for periarticular reconstruction in the setting of massive distal humerus bone loss.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rellán, I; Nicholson, LT; Ruch, DS

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e0273 -

PubMed ID

  • 32224682

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2160-3251

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00273


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States