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Volume:3 Issue:3 Number:86 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #6069
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AAOS: Superior outcome when elbow rotation is delayed following radial head fracture

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS: Superior outcome when elbow rotation is delayed following radial head fracture. ACE Report. 2014;3(3):86. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/6069

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Role of Elbow Rotation in the Management of Radial Head Fractures. A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study

Contributing Authors: NK Paschos K Abuhemoud D Gartzonikas A Georgoulis

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300 patients with radial head fractures were randomized to receive a mobilization protocol with either early or delayed active elbow rotation. The purpose was to determine whether the difference in timing has an effect on clinical outcome after 2 years. Result indicated that patients with delayed elbow rotation enjoyed significantly better Broberg-Morrey scores, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon...

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