Radial head fractures are a one of the multiple injuries that can occur in the upper extremity. Of note,...
Radial Head Arthroplasty
Evolution of Radial Head Arthroplasty
Radial head fractures are commonly surgically treated with either a plate and screws or a radial head replacement. The development of radial head arthroplasty has allowed another option to restore stability to the elbow. The incision for radial head surgery regardless of implant selection is commonly made on the lateral aspect of the elbow. After surgery, there is usually a short term of immobilization which is followed by progressive range of motion.
The Acumed Anatomy Radial Head Solution 2 system that is available for treatment of radial head fractures. This implant was designed to mimic the natural anatomy of the radial head. Multiple implant options exist and there are approximately 924 head and stem combinations to allow optimal tailoring for each patient. Unique to the Acumed system is a long and short stem option that is compatible with all the radial head sizes and enhanced instrumentation for surgeons.