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21 year old patient with fractures of the radial head and capitellum in the elbow.Treated with plate fixation of the radial head and screw fixation of the capitellum.

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fracture-radial-head fracture-radial-head


This lady had a rather awkward fracture of the capitellum. Headless compression screws were used to fix the fracture, the suture anchors help to repair damaged tendons in the area.

fracture of the capitellum fracture of the capitellum
fracture of the capitellum fracture of the capitellum

This is a textbook-typical displaced fracture of the capitellum, fixed with a "back-to-front" headless compression screw.

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fracture of the capitellum  

10 year old girl with badly displaced fracture of the radial head. Under general anaesthetic the fracture was reduced by using a wire as a joystick and anatomical reduction was achieved without the need for an incision.

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fracture of the radial head fracture of the radial head

47 year old lady with a displaced frature of the olecranon following a fall. Under general anaesthetic the fracture was reduced using a tension band wiring technique allowing early mobilisation straight away.

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This 70 year old lady sustained a badly comminuted fracture of the radial head following a simple fall. Unfortunately the fracture was not fixable and was then treated with a radial head replacement allowing good function.

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comminuted fracture  

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