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Dr. Ivan Tarkin discusses the paradigm shift for the management of extra-articular distal humeral fracture.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss operative and non-operative treatment options
  • Compare and contrast common surgical approaches
  • Describe an alternative to the triceps splitting approach

Reading Resources:

  1. Ekholm et al., JBJS 2006 Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Holdsworth and Mossad. JBJS Br 1990
  3. Sarmiento et al . JBJS 2000
  4. Gregory F Meloy, M.D.; Matthew A Mormino, M.D.; Peter A Siska, M.D.; Ivan S. Tarkin, M.DTarkin et al. A Paradigm Shift in the Surgical Reconstruction of  Extra-Articular Distal Humeral Fractures: Single Column Plating. AAOS 2012


Dr. Tarkin has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 9/17/2013 | Last Modified On: 3/20/2015 | Expires: 3/21/2016

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