A Rare Case of Isolated Intra-articular Fracture of Humeral Trochlea: Surgical Management by Posterior Approach

Vol 42 | Issue 1 | January-June 2021 | page: 28-30 | Akshay Mylarappa, Sanket Mishra

Authors: Akshay Mylarappa [1], Sanket Mishra [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Akshay Mylarappa,
IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
E-mail: akshaymylar@gmail.com


Isolated fracture of the trochlea is rare and is only recorded approximately 15 times in literature and the surgical management by posterior approach is never described. The rare incidence may be attributed to its position deep inside the elbow joint without any tendinous or ligamentous attachment, thus protected from any injury. We report a rare case of fracture of the trochlea and its surgical management by posterior approach with Chevron’s olecranon osteotomy and also describe the advantages and disadvantages of the approach. Functional outcome at two-year follow-up was satisfactory.

Keywords: Isolated humeral trochlea; Intra-articular fracture; Posterior approach.


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How to Cite this Article: Mylarappa A, Mishra S | A Rare Case of Isolated Intra-articular Fracture of Humeral Trochlea: Surgical Management by Posterior Approach | Odisha Journal of Orthopaedics & Trauma | January-June 2021; 42(1): 28-30.

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