Concomitant fractures of the capitellum and radial head.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Seven cases of coexisting capitellum and radial head fractures are reported. Our best results were obtained when early open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the larger, more suitable fracture was combined with excision of the smaller fracture fragments and the early initiation of motion. Poor results were obtained when there was (a) incomplete removal of intraarticular fragments, (b) associated medial collateral ligament injuries, or (c) when ORIF was attempted on small capitellum fracture fragments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ward, WG; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 110 - 116

PubMed ID

  • 3230493

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-5339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005131-198802010-00004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States