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Case Report
Volume 3, Issue 1 (February Issue)

A Case of Radial Neck Fracture with Free Radial Head Displaced Posterior to the Capitellum Treated with Good Functional Outcome

Bilal Aykac*

Private Hayat Hospital, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, Bursa, Turkey

*Corresponding author: Bilal Aykac, Private Hayat Hospital, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, Bursa, Turkey.

Received: July 30, 2023; Accepted: August 15, 2023; Published: August 25, 2023

Citation: Aykac B. A Case of Radial Neck Fracture with Free Radial Head Displaced Posterior to the Capitellum Treated with Good Functional Outcome. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2023; 2(3): 120.

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Abstract

Intra-articular radial head fractures in children and adolescents are rare and account for approximately 1% of all fractures. A large amount of displacement and age greater than 10 years have been found to be associated with poor outcomes. Increased displacement increases the risk of postoperative complications such as osteonecrosis, nonunion, overgrowth, physeal arrest. In this study, we present a very rare case of radial neck fracture with no clinically significant elbow collateral ligament injury, radial head excluded from the Judet fracture classification, no soft tissue connection, and displaced radial head to the posterior capitellum in the form of a free fragment. We aimed to show that a free radial head fragment that retains its integrity can result in complete recovery without anatomical and functional sequelae after surgical fissure despite poor prognostic factors because of complete recovery in terms of elbow motion and function in the postoperative follow-up of the fracture.

Keywords: Pediatric; Radial head fracture; Elbow