Surgical Treatment With Nonunion Of The Lateral Humeral Condyle Of Humerus With Cubitus Valgus In Children Using Apparat Ilizarov

Ilkhom Khujanazarov, Iskandar Khodjanov

Abstract


Background. Nonunion of the lateral humeral condyle  are of the complex pathology of the elbow joint, occurring relatively often and resulting in disability of children.

The treatment of nonunion of the lateral humeral condyle of humerus with cubitus valgus remains controversial. Purpose of this report was improvement of the results of surgical treatment of the nonunion of the lateral humeral condyle of humerus with cubitus valgus of the lateral humeral condyle of humerus with cubitus valgus with use of differential approach to the surgical strategy.

Material and methods. We were observing 28 children (17 boys and 11 girls) with nonunion and long-standing nonunion of lateral condyle of humerus, with various degrees of severity. There were used MRI and X-ray investigations for differential study of the patients divided into 3 groups in relation to stability and non-stability of the nonunion of the lateral humeral condyle of humerus with cubitus valgus of the lateral humeral condyle of humerus with cubitus valgus.

Results. All 28 patients lateral humeral condyle nonunions with cubitus valgus achieved union within sixty five days after operative procedure using Ilisarov’s technique. The mean postoperative humerus-ulna angle was 6,0 degrees of cubitus valgus. All of reverse T-osteothomies healed uneventfully, and there was no loss of correction postoperatively.  The mean duration of follow-up was 7 years. The overall results were excellent in 15(53,5%) patients,  good in 11(39,3%) patients, and fair in 2(7,2%) patients. All 28 patients lateral humeral condyle nonunions with cubitus valgus achieved union within sixty five days after operative procedure using Ilisarov’s technique. The mean postoperative humerus-ulna angle was 6,0 degrees of cubitus valgus. All of reverse T-osteothomies healed uneventfully, and there was no loss of correction postoperatively.  The mean duration of follow-up was 7 years. The overall results were excellent in 15(53,5%) patients,  good in 11(39,3%) patients, and fair in 2(7,2%) patients.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12955/emhpj.v1i0.327

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