Distal Humerus Fracture

Causes  |  Symptoms  |  Treatment Options

What Is A Distal Humerus Fracture?

A distal humerus fracture is a fracture of the end of the arm bone near the elbow. Distal humerus fractures can affect the elbow joint and may also be associated with ligament injuries.

They are serious injuries that can severely affect elbow movement and function.

What Are The Symptoms of A Distal Humerus Fracture?

Distal humerus fractures usually result from a fall or accident and cause pain and deformity. As it affects the bone and joint, movement will be painful, and the arm may appear flail.

What Are The Treatment Options Available For A Distal Humerus Fracture?

As distal humerus fractures are severe injuries, they typically require surgery to put the broken bone and torn ligament back together. Other options like casting often lead to poorer outcomes.