Outcome Analysis of Radial Head Replacement in Comminuted Radial Head Fractures
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 421-432
AbstractRadial head fractures are the most common fractures around elbow in adults and occurs due to fall on the outstretched hand with the wrist extension and the forearm pronation. Comminuted radial head fractures can jeopardise the stability of the elbow and forearm. Radial head excision can lead to elbow instability in coronal plane . Radial head replacement restores the lateral column and ensures stability.
Aims: To assess the outcome of radial head replacement in comminuted Radial head fractures
Study Design: A prospective interventional study
Methods and Material: 28 patients of comminuted radial head fractures were managed with radial head replacement using mono bloc , cemented radial head prosthesis, at a tertiary institute of Bhopal, India from December 2019 to May 2021.
Statistical analysis used: paired t test
Results: After a mean follow up of 5.6 months Broberg and Morrey score is good to execellent in 89% patients with mean score of 86 and 90% patients had VAS score mild (<2).
Conclusions: Radial head arthroplasty gives good to excellent results in short term for most of the cases for treatment of Comminuted radial head fractures.
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