Medial Epicondyle Avulsion Fractures of the Elbow

Elbow fractures occur commonly in contact sports and constitute 10% of all fractures in children. Mechanisms of injury are usually direct trauma or a strong directional force on the elbow. In adults, it is rare to have an isolated epicondylar fracture. In children, medial epicondylar fractures are the third most common elbow fracture, after supracondylar and lateral condylar fractures. Elbow fractures and dislocations are serious injuries that can result in functional instability due to malalignment, malunion, nonunion, or concurrent soft tissue injury to ...

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