Intercondylar fracture of the distal humerus
Fall onto his elbow
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Displaced intercondylar fracture extending from the medial distal metaphysis into the trochlea with an intra-articular gap of 3 mm showing tiny interposed bone fragments.
Intercondylar fracture of the distal humerus is rare injury.
It is different from T or Y intercondylar fracture,
It is likely to affect only the adolescent elbow because the main growth plates have fused and elasticity of cortical bone is maintained.
This type of fracture does not exist in the classification of elbow fractures.
It usually occurs from a direct blow onto a flexed elbow.
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