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Radial Head and Neck Fracture

  • Austin Hill
  • David Ring
Chapter

Abstract

Radial head fracture could present as an isolated injury or be part of a combined fracture injury involving the other structures of the elbow joint. The combination of radial head fracture, medial collateral ligament injury and coronoid process fracture comprised the so called ‘terrible triad’ of the elbow. Usually operative intervention   aiming at restoration of movement and joint stability is indicated if the fracture comprises more than 33% of the articular surface, is angulated more than 30°, or is displaced more than 3 mm. In this chapter the issues surrounding the surgical management of radial head fracture are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Perioperative CareDell Medical School—The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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