TITLE

Current Concepts and Controversies in the Management of Radial Head Fractures

AUTHOR(S)
Roidis, Nikolaos T.; Papadakis, Stamatios A.; Rigopoulos, Nikolaos; Basdekis, George; Poultsides, Lazaros; Karachalios, Theofilos; Malizos, Konstantinos; Itamura, John
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Orthopedics;Oct2006, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p904
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23055793

 

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