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Fracture of the radial head and neck of Mason types II and III during growth: a 14-25 year follow-up

Malmvik, J; Herbertsson, Pär LU ; Josefsson, PO; Hasserius, Ralph LU ; Besjakov, Jack LU and Karlsson, Magnus LU (2003) In Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B 12(1). p.63-68
Abstract
Twenty-four individuals, who were 16 years of age or younger when they sustained a fracture of the radial head or neck, were examined at a mean of 19 years (range 14-25 years) after injury. The 12 girls and 12 boys were a mean age of 11 years (range 5-16 years) when the fracture was sustained. Two were excluded due to late resection of the radial head following persisting pain. The fractures, which were of Mason type II in 19 and type III in three cases, were treated by mobilization in eight cases, plaster in eight, open reduction and internal fixation in three and closed reduction and plaster in three. At the follow-up examination, 19 (86%) had no complaints, while three (14%) had occasional pain. Flexion was decreased in the formerly... (More)
Twenty-four individuals, who were 16 years of age or younger when they sustained a fracture of the radial head or neck, were examined at a mean of 19 years (range 14-25 years) after injury. The 12 girls and 12 boys were a mean age of 11 years (range 5-16 years) when the fracture was sustained. Two were excluded due to late resection of the radial head following persisting pain. The fractures, which were of Mason type II in 19 and type III in three cases, were treated by mobilization in eight cases, plaster in eight, open reduction and internal fixation in three and closed reduction and plaster in three. At the follow-up examination, 19 (86%) had no complaints, while three (14%) had occasional pain. Flexion was decreased in the formerly injured compared with the uninjured elbow (139 + 8degrees versus 142+/-5degrees; P<0.05). None had developed elbow osteoarthritis. Isolated, closed fracture of the radial head and neck during growth has a favourable, long-term outcome. (Less)
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children, fracture, long-term, radial neck, radial head
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Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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12
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63 - 68
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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10.1097/01.bpb.0000043568.17315.40
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  abstract     = {Twenty-four individuals, who were 16 years of age or younger when they sustained a fracture of the radial head or neck, were examined at a mean of 19 years (range 14-25 years) after injury. The 12 girls and 12 boys were a mean age of 11 years (range 5-16 years) when the fracture was sustained. Two were excluded due to late resection of the radial head following persisting pain. The fractures, which were of Mason type II in 19 and type III in three cases, were treated by mobilization in eight cases, plaster in eight, open reduction and internal fixation in three and closed reduction and plaster in three. At the follow-up examination, 19 (86%) had no complaints, while three (14%) had occasional pain. Flexion was decreased in the formerly injured compared with the uninjured elbow (139 + 8degrees versus 142+/-5degrees; P&lt;0.05). None had developed elbow osteoarthritis. Isolated, closed fracture of the radial head and neck during growth has a favourable, long-term outcome.},
  author       = {Malmvik, J and Herbertsson, Pär and Josefsson, PO and Hasserius, Ralph and Besjakov, Jack and Karlsson, Magnus},
  issn         = {1473-5865},
  keyword      = {children,fracture,long-term,radial neck,radial head},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {63--68},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B},
  title        = {Fracture of the radial head and neck of Mason types II and III during growth: a 14-25 year follow-up},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.bpb.0000043568.17315.40},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2003},
}