Outcomes of the Posterior Approach for the Treatment of Radial Head Fractures
Radial head fractures are common injuries that can occur from direct or indirect force. The posterior approach is a surgical technique that is used to treat radial head fractures. This approach involves making an incision on the back of the elbow and then accessing the radial head.
A study published in the journal Cureus in 2022 evaluated the outcomes of the posterior approach for the treatment of radial head fractures. The study included 20 patients who were treated with the posterior approach for radial head fractures. The patients were followed up for an average of 2.6 years.
The study found that the posterior approach was a safe and effective treatment for radial head fractures. The patients in the study had good pain relief and function after surgery. The researchers concluded that the posterior approach is a good option for the treatment of radial head fractures.