Radial head fractures are fractures of the radius at the elbow.
Radial head and neck fractures usually result from a fall on an outstretched hand. These fractures are classified into three types according to the Mason classification: Type I fractures are nondisplaced, Type II fractures are displaced greater than 2mm at the articular surface or angulated neck fractures and Type III fractures are severely comminuted fractures of the head and neck. Type I fractures are usually treated conservatively with splinting and early range of motion as tolerated. Type II and III fractures are usually treated with open reduction and internal fixation. On occasion with severe comminution, a radial head replacement may be indicated.
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