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Minerva Orthopedics 2022 October;73(5):487-92

DOI: 10.23736/S2784-8469.22.04216-X

Copyright © 2022 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Use of arthrography in managing neonatal epiphyseal distal humerus separation

Chiara ARRIGONI , Daniele SINI, Carlo ORIGO

Service of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology, SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy



Epiphyseal separation of the distal humerus at birth was firstly described by Camera in 1926. Despite the fact that many years have passed since the first description, the real incidence of these fractures is still unknown and there are very few case reports and case series. We described a case of a Salter Harris type I epiphyseal separation of the distal humerus diagnosed and treated three days after birth with closed reduction under arthrography control, percutaneous pinning and casting. The aim of the paper is to highlight the advantages of using arthrography in the management of these rare conditions.


KEY WORDS: Joint dislocations; Humerus; Elbow joint; Arthrography; Newborn infant

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