Shell splinter injury to the elbow

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


The patient was wounded in the Libyan civil war and had been operated upon twice. CT for arthroplasty planning.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Comminuted distal humeral fracture with dispersed fragments and bone defects involving the entire lateral condyle. Shell splinters and bone fragments had been surgically removed in former instances. Burrholes from external fixation can be seen in the shafts of the distal humerus and the proximal radius and ulna.

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Case information

rID: 16932
Published: 1st Mar 2012
Last edited: 30th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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