Comminuted fractures of the radial head. Arthroplasty versus internal fixation.

  title={Comminuted fractures of the radial head. Arthroplasty versus internal fixation.},
  author={Kim Furry and C M Clinkscales},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Fractures of the radial head continue to challenge orthopaedic surgeons. Fortunately, most simple uncomplicated fractures treated non-operatively with emphasis on early motion achieve good results. Treatment of more complex fractures remains controversial, however. When simple radial head excision is contraindicated, choosing between open reduction and internal fixation and radial head replacement remains difficult. A review of the literature does not provide definite guidelines, but suggest… CONTINUE READING

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