International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | Indonesia | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Neglected Close Fracture of Capitellum: A Rare Case Report

IPG Prastika Jaya | IKA Krisna Saputra

Abstract: Capitellum fracture is a rare injury of the elbow, happened in about 1% of the fractures around the elbow. We report a case of a 32-years old male with neglected capitellum fracture came to us four weeks after the injury. Radiographs showed a fracture of the capitellum extending medially to the trochlea. The procedure was done with anterolateral approach to the elbow. Open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture with screws and wire was done. The outcome of the procedure is excellent with early mobilization. Through this case report, we aim to highlight the importance of radiographic assessment, decision-making regarding the surgical approach and early mobilization in the treatment of the neglected capitellum fractures.

Keywords: Capitellum fracture, neglected, elbow, anterolateral approach

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2333 - 2335

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