Open Reduction and Pinning of Lateral Condyle Fractures Master's Surgical Technique

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Vince W. Prusick
Ryan Muchow


Lateral condyle fractures are the second most common elbow fracture in pediatric patients. Unlike supracondylar humerus fractures, these injuries involve the articular surface and present unique challenges. These injuries are graded based on the degree of displacement and this dictates your treatment. Both closed and open techniques are appropriate depending on the degree of displacement. Our preferred technique for open reduction and internal fixation is described and illustrated with an accompanying video.

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Prusick, V. W., & Muchow, R. (2023). Open Reduction and Pinning of Lateral Condyle Fractures: Master’s Surgical Technique. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 5(1).