Indications and Clinical Results of Radial Head Replacement: Has Anything Changed?
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Med Phoenix, Dept Orthopaed Surg
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PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
CitationEyberg, B. A., & McKee, M. D. (2019). Indications and Clinical Results of Radial Head Replacement: Has Anything Changed?. Journal of orthopaedic trauma, 33, S1-S6.
JournalJOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA
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AbstractRadial head fractures are common injuries comprising 1/3 of the fractures about the elbow. As a secondary valgus stabilizer of the elbow, radial head fractures can compromise elbow stability leading to long-term pain, dysfunction, and degenerative change. Furthermore, radial head fractures can be accompanied by associated injuries including ligamentous lesions that can further exacerbate elbow instability, leading to long-term sequelae. As fixation principles and technology have evolved, so has the ability to render surgical treatment for these fractures. In general, minimally displaced and some displaced fractures may be treated nonoperatively with early motion. Fractures with a block to rotation and displaced fragments with 3 or fewer fragments may be treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Comminuted fractures or those with greater than 3 fragments may be successfully treated with radial head replacement. Associated elbow instability will also influence treatment decisions.
Note12 month embargo; published online: 1 December 2019
VersionFinal accepted manuscript