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Hand Clin. 2010 Aug;26(3):403-10, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2010.04.008.

Radial head arthroplasty.

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  • 1Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, Boston, MA 02114, USA.


Radial head arthroplasty remains an encouraging treatment option for comminuted radial head fractures in an unstable elbow or forearm. This article discusses the surgical considerations related to radial head arthroplasty, including anatomy, indications, and surgical technique. Radial head arthroplasty outcomes literature and a review of current implant options are also discussed.

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