Radial Head Fractures

  • Kalpit N. Shah


Radial head fractures are common injuries of the elbow and make up roughly 33% of all elbow fractures. These fractures typically occur when an axial load is applied to the forearm, causing the radial head to impact the capitellum of the humerus. The severity of these injuries ranges from minimally displaced fractures needing minimal treatment to those with major displacement or comminution, requiring surgical fixation, excision, or replacement.


Rotation block Radial head replacement Mason classification Terrible triad Essex-Lopresti injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalpit N. Shah
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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