We treated nineteen patients with concomitant ipsilateral fractures of the humerus and forearm resulting in a so-called floating elbow. The injuries that were treated without open reduction and internal fixation had a high incidence of non-union of the humerus. This has led us to prefer open reduction and internal fixation of both the humerus and the forearm fracture.
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