Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Radial Head

Ring, David; Quintero, Jaime; Jupiter, Jesse B.
October 2002
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2002, Vol. 84-A Issue 10, p1811
Academic Journal
Conclusions: Although current implants and techniques for internal fixation of small articular fractures have made it possible to repair most fractures of the radial head, our data suggest that open reduction and internal fixation is best reserved for minimally comminuted fractures with three or fewer articular fragments. Associated fracture-dislocation of the elbow or forearm may also compromise the long-term result of radial head repair, especially with regard to restoration of forearm rotation.


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