Radial Head Frx & MCL Instability
- long-term result for excision of "isolated" radial head frx w/ competent MCL and interosseous membrane are predictably good;
- however, if frx is associated w/ disruption MCL radial head excision is contraindicated;
- instead, consider use of silastic or metallic radial head prosthesis to serve as temporary spacer following repair of the MCL and flexor-pronator mass
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:14 pm