Riseborough and Radin classification of intercondylar fractures of the humerus

Riseborough and Radin classification of intercondylar fractures of the humerus can be used to classify this injury, which is the result of direct trauma to the olecranon as it is driven as a wedge between the humeral condyles. Four types of fractures can be identified:

  • type I: no displacement of the fragments
  • type II: T-shaped intercondylar fractures with the trochlea and capitellum fragments separated but not appreciably rotated in the frontal plane
  • type III: T-shaped intercondylar fractures with separation of the fragments and significant rotatory deformity
  • type IV: T-shaped intercondylar fractures with severe comminution of the articular surface arid wide separation of the humeral condyles

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