Advanced

Long-term outcome of displaced radial neck fractures in adulthood.

Karlsson, Magnus LU ; Herbertsson, Pär LU ; Nordqvist, Anders LU ; Hasserius, Ralph LU ; Besjakov, Jack LU and Olof Josefsson, Per (2009) In Acta Orthopaedica 80(3). p.368-370
Abstract
Background There have been no reports on the long-term outcome of radial neck Mason type IIIb fractures in adults. Methods 3 women and 2 men, aged 46 (22-69) years when they sustained a radial neck Mason type IIIb fracture, were evaluated after an average of 18 (16-21) years. All had been treated with radial head excision. Results 3 individuals had no subjective elbow complaints while 2 reported occasional weakness. None had severe elbow complaints. The maximum elbow-to-elbow difference in range of motion was a deficit of mean 10 degrees in extension in the injured elbow. Mean deficits in elbow flexion, forearm pronation, and forearm supination were below 5 degrees and the mean difference in cubitus valgus angle was only 2 degrees . There... (More)
Background There have been no reports on the long-term outcome of radial neck Mason type IIIb fractures in adults. Methods 3 women and 2 men, aged 46 (22-69) years when they sustained a radial neck Mason type IIIb fracture, were evaluated after an average of 18 (16-21) years. All had been treated with radial head excision. Results 3 individuals had no subjective elbow complaints while 2 reported occasional weakness. None had severe elbow complaints. The maximum elbow-to-elbow difference in range of motion was a deficit of mean 10 degrees in extension in the injured elbow. Mean deficits in elbow flexion, forearm pronation, and forearm supination were below 5 degrees and the mean difference in cubitus valgus angle was only 2 degrees . There was no instability and no recurrent elbow dislocations. Radiographically, there were cysts, sclerosis, and osteophytes in all formerly injured elbows but none in the uninjured elbows. We found reduced joint space in 1 elbow that had been formerly injured. Interpretation Mason type IIIb fracture in adults, treated with radial head excision, appears to have a favorable long-term outcome. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Acta Orthopaedica
volume
80
issue
3
pages
368 - 370
publisher
Taylor & Francis
external identifiers
  • wos:000268569700020
  • pmid:19421911
  • scopus:74249088502
ISSN
1745-3682
DOI
10.3109/17453670902967307
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
3ebe91f0-a95b-4073-b492-9a3f83e1c863 (old id 1412585)
alternative location
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19421911?dopt=Abstract
date added to LUP
2009-06-01 11:17:33
date last changed
2017-07-23 03:55:48
@article{3ebe91f0-a95b-4073-b492-9a3f83e1c863,
  abstract     = {Background There have been no reports on the long-term outcome of radial neck Mason type IIIb fractures in adults. Methods 3 women and 2 men, aged 46 (22-69) years when they sustained a radial neck Mason type IIIb fracture, were evaluated after an average of 18 (16-21) years. All had been treated with radial head excision. Results 3 individuals had no subjective elbow complaints while 2 reported occasional weakness. None had severe elbow complaints. The maximum elbow-to-elbow difference in range of motion was a deficit of mean 10 degrees in extension in the injured elbow. Mean deficits in elbow flexion, forearm pronation, and forearm supination were below 5 degrees and the mean difference in cubitus valgus angle was only 2 degrees . There was no instability and no recurrent elbow dislocations. Radiographically, there were cysts, sclerosis, and osteophytes in all formerly injured elbows but none in the uninjured elbows. We found reduced joint space in 1 elbow that had been formerly injured. Interpretation Mason type IIIb fracture in adults, treated with radial head excision, appears to have a favorable long-term outcome.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Magnus and Herbertsson, Pär and Nordqvist, Anders and Hasserius, Ralph and Besjakov, Jack and Olof Josefsson, Per},
  issn         = {1745-3682},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {368--370},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Acta Orthopaedica},
  title        = {Long-term outcome of displaced radial neck fractures in adulthood.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17453670902967307},
  volume       = {80},
  year         = {2009},
}