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Elbow fractures and dislocations 

Elbow fractures and dislocations
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Elbow fractures and dislocations
Author(s):

John R. Williams

and Brian J. Holdsworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012034
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date: 13 December 2019

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.

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