Resection of the radial head after Mason type-III fractures of the elbow: follow-up at 16 to 30 years

R.P.A. Janssen, J. Vegter

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Abstract

We reviewed 21 patients with Mason type-III fractures of the radial head treated by resection, evaluating the results at 16 to 30 years by a standard questionnaire and clinical and radiological examination of the elbow and wrist. Seventeen patients had an excellent result, three were good and one fair. Resection of the radial head is a satisfactory method of treatment of such fractures. Prosthetic replacement seems to be indicated only when there is valgus instability of the elbow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthralgia/etiology
  • Elbow Joint/diagnostic imaging
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fractures, Comminuted/classification
  • Functional Laterality/physiology
  • Hand Strength/physiology
  • Humans
  • Hyperostosis/etiology
  • Joint Instability/surgery
  • Joint Prosthesis
  • Muscle Fatigue/physiology
  • Ossification, Heterotopic/etiology
  • Osteoarthritis/etiology
  • Osteoporosis/etiology
  • Paresthesia/etiology
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radiography
  • Radius/diagnostic imaging
  • Radius Fractures/classification
  • Range of Motion, Articular/physiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Synostosis/etiology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wrist Joint/diagnostic imaging

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