Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes the condition of radial head fractures, which are usually caused by falling onto an outstretched hand.
there is 4 types of Radial Head fractures:
Type I: Nondisplaced Fracture, No surgical treatment.
Type II: partial articular fracture with displacement, Less than 30% displaced more than 2mm, Fixation: Screws or Plate.
Type III: Comminuted fracture involving the entire radial head, Reduction & Fixation if stable fixation can be achieved, early excision can be done in type III for isolated cases( only 2mm proximal migration), observe the patient for wrist pain, excision and prosthesis is the treatment.
Type VI: Fracture of the radial head associated with dislocation of the elbow joint, reduction of the elbow dislocation and fixation of the fragments, Fixation is done with either plate or screws, if fixation cannot be achieved, the prosthetic replacement must be done.
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