OTA 2016: Immobilization versus fixation of displaced olecranon fracture in the elderly
A prospective randomized trial of nonoperative versus operative management of olecranon fractures in the elderly
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19 elderly patients (75 years or older) with a displaced olecranon fracture were randomized to be managed nonoperatively through immobilization for 2 weeks, or operatively with either tension band wiring or plate fixation. The purpose of this study was to compare 1-year clinical/functional outcomes, complication rate, and cost between groups. No significant differences were observed in the primary...
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