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Elbow fractures and dislocations

John R. Williams and Brian J. Holdsworth

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012034

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Elbow fractures and dislocations

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These are very complex fractures to treat; the elbow is intolerant of immobilization in the adult

Posterior approach best for complex fractures

AO classification widely used

Most intra-articular fractures best internally fixed

Most distal humeral fractures require two plates.

Chapter.  6932 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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