Current Concepts and Controversies in the Management of Radial Head Fractures

Roidis, Nikolaos T.; Papadakis, Stamatios A.; Rigopoulos, Nikolaos; Basdekis, George; Poultsides, Lazaros; Karachalios, Theofilos; Malizos, Konstantinos; Itamura, John
October 2006
Orthopedics;Oct2006, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p904
Academic Journal
This article discusses the mechanism of injury with regard to radial head fractures and the controversies relative to current classification schemes. Information is presented on the etiologies and incidence of radial head fractures. There are various mechanisms of injury for this kind of fracture such as a valgus force to the elbow. The three types of radial head fractures under the Schatzker and Tile classification are discussed, as well as the primary treatment goal.


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