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Surgical interventions for treating distal humeral fractures in adults

  1. Yan Wang1,
  2. Qi Zhuo1,*,
  3. Peifu Tang1,
  4. Wei Yang2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009890.pub2


How to Cite

Wang Y, Zhuo Q, Tang P, Yang W. Surgical interventions for treating distal humeral fractures in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD009890. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009890.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Chinese PLA General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beijing, Beijing, China

  2. 2

    Chinese PLA General Hospital, Department of Endocrinology, Beijing, Beijing, China

*Qi Zhuo, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Road, Beijing, Beijing, 100853, China. qizhuo301@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

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McKee 2009 {published data only}
  • McKee MD, Veillette CJ, Hall JA, Schemitsch EH, Wild LM, McCormack R, et al. A multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial of open reduction - internal fixation versus total elbow arthroplasty for displaced intra-articular distal humeral fractures in elderly patients. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 2009;18(1):3-12.
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Aktekin 2008 {published data only}
  • Aktekin CN, Toprak A, Ozturk AM, Altay M, Ozkurt B, Tabak AY. Open reduction via posterior triceps sparing approach in comparison with closed treatment of posteromedial displaced Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Part B 2008;17(4):171-8.
Jain 2009 {unpublished data only}
  • Jain R, Reilly C, Miyanji F. Treatment of type I supracondylar fractures of the humerus. http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/Trial.aspx?TrialID=NCT00904137 (accessed May 01 2012).
Mulpuri 2009 {unpublished data only}
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Mulpuri 2011 {unpublished data only}
  • Mulpuri K. Management of displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus using lateral vs. crossed K-wires. http://www.controlled-trials.com/mrct/trial/393573/ (accessed May 01 2012).
Prasad 2008 {published data only}
  • Prasad N, Dent C. Outcome of total elbow replacement for distal humeral fractures in the elderly: a comparison of primary surgery and surgery after failed internal fixation or conservative treatment. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - British Volume 2008;90(3):343-8.
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