Complex fractures of the proximal ulna: the critical importance of the coronoid fragment Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Complex fractures of the proximal ulna with associated elbow instability represent challenging disorders with a high incidence of complications, including malunion, arthrosis, stiffness, and recurrent instability. If a significant coronoid fragment is present, there is an increased risk of a poor outcome. Proper management of this coronoid fragment can be critical to a successful outcome. Information on identifying, reducing, and fixing the coronoid fragment in complex proximal ulnar fractures will help the treating orthopaedic surgeon maximize results with this difficult injury pattern.

publication date

  • 2012