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Radial Head Arthroplasty

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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.

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