Avulsion of the distal triceps tendon with fracture of the radial head
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We present a rare case of associated distal triceps tendon avulsion with radial head fracture; the lateral and medial collateral ligaments of the elbow were also ruptured. The patient underwent surgical procedure for the reinsertion of the triceps tendon using metallic anchors, radial head prosthetic replacement, and repair of the lateral collateral ligament. We believe this combined injury pattern of radial head fracture with triceps tendon rupture or avulsion should be considered according to the concept of the spectrum of elbow instability.
KeywordsTriceps tendon rupture Triceps tendon avulsion Radial head fracture Radial head replacement Elbow instability
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No funds were received in support of this study. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript.
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