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Resection of the radial capitellum. Long-term results.
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PMID:  2599849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of 39 resections of the radial capitellum reviewed after an average of 12 years were excellent or good in 59% of the cases and fair or poor in 41%. The results were better in isolated fractures of the capitellum (excellent or good, 71%) compared with those with associated lesions in the same limb (excellent or good, 44%). A reduction of movement was frequently observed, particularly in pronation and supination, which was limited in 28% of the cases and abolished in 15%. In 4 patients there was a significant increase in cubitus valgus. Arthrosis was present in 45% and periarticular calcification in 74% of the cases. There were 5 cases of radioulnar synostosis and 4 cases of myositis ossificans. Subluxation of the distal radioulnar joint was observed in 26 wrists, 4 of which were painful. The results of resection of isolated fractures may be considered acceptable, while the prognosis of fractures with associated lesions is more unfavourable.
G B Mancini; C Fiacca; G Picuti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0390-5489     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-30     Completed Date:  1990-01-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511480     Medline TA:  Ital J Orthop Traumatol     Country:  AUSTRIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Università di Perugia.
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / methods*,  standards
Pronation / physiology
Radius Fractures / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Supination / physiology

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