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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 51-56

Nonunion of the Lateral Condyle of Humerus


Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Hitesh Shah
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2667-3665.346019

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Lateral condyle humerus fracture in children is known to have union complications. Delay in diagnosis, pull at the common extensor origin, precarious blood supply and lack of appropriate treatment may result in non-union. Non-union of lateral condyle can lead to progressive cubitus valgus. Progressive cubitus valgus may be associated with pain, instability and stiffness of the elbow and ulnar nerve paresis. Plain radiographs of the elbow are required for the assessment of the joint congruity, size of the lateral condyle fragment, extent of the elbow deformity and physis status. Corrective osteotomy with anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve gives good cosmetic and functional results.


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