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Coronoid Fracture eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Fractures of the coronoid rarely occur in isolation. They usually occur in combination with a radial head fracture, a dislocation of the elbow, or both (terrible triad of the elbow). Large coronoid fractures often are associated with persistent elbow instability even after reduction of the dislocation; recently the increasing trend has been toward fixation of these injuries in order to restore stability and initiate an early range of motion program.
Synonyms and related keywords: fracture dislocation of the elbow, elbow fracture, broken arm, broken elbow, Monteggia fractures, elbow fracture dislocation, radial head fracture, terrible triad of the elbow
Tejwani & Thacker 2006

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Author/Contact: Tejwani & Thacker
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