Julie Adams

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Coranoid Fractures

The Problem Coronoid fractures rarely occur in isolation but typically occur in the setting of fracture-dislocations of the elbow. Tip or small anterolateral fractures may occur in association with “terrible triad” injuries of the elbow, with concomitant radial head fracture and posterolateral instability. Occasionally an apparent isolated coronoid fracture is seen on imaging studies, but…

Post-Traumatic Arthritis of the Elbow

The Problem Post-traumatic elbow arthritis may be difficult to treat. Arthritic changes may result from residual instability which can lead to accelerated joint damage, chondral changes which occur at time of injury or joint incongruity following failure to obtain anatomic reduction. Clinical Presentation Patients are frequently asymptomatic despite radiographic evidence of arthritic changes. In those…

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