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Olecranon Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: The human's unique prehensile skill largely depends on the integrity of the bones, ligaments, and muscles around the elbow joint. The elbow not only bends the arm but also permits pronation and supination of the hand. Fractures of the olecranon are common and are usually detected easily.
Synonyms and related keywords: elbow fractures, tension band wiring, tension-band wiring, AO-ASIF, Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen-Association for the Study of Internal Fixation
Pritchett and Porembski 2006

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Author/Contact: Pritchett and Porembski
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Mar 20 2008
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