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(OBQ12.195) An 88-year-old female presents after a fall onto her left arm. She reports isolated left elbow pain, and radiographs are shown in Figure A. She lives in an assisted living facility, and reports no other major medical problems. The best outcome can be expected with which of the following definitive treatment options? Topic Review Topic
FIGURES: A          

1. Open reduction internal fixation of the distal humerus fracture
2. Nonsurgical management with early passive range of motion exercises
3. Initial nonsurgical management followed by interpositional arthroplasty when the fracture has healed
4. Total elbow arthroplasty
5. Excision of the capitellar fragments and fixation of the trochlear fragments

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