Open reduction and internal fixation of Mason type III radial head fractures with and without an associated elbow dislocation.

Nalbantoglu U. , Kocaoglu B. , Gereli A. , Aktas S., Guven O.

The Journal of hand surgery, vol.32, no.10, pp.1560-8, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2007.09.016
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of hand surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.1560-8


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment of patients with Mason type III radial head fracture with and without elbow dislocation by open reduction with internal fixation, collateral ligament repair, and early mobilization. An additional purpose was to investigate whether there is any effect of elbow dislocation on the severity and functional outcome.