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Radial head fractures constitute about 3% of all fractures and 30% within the group of elbow joint injuries. Conventional open surgical treatment is accompanied by an extensive soft tissue incision and sometimes by capsule release for adequate visualization. Arthroscopic methods feature relatively insignificant soft tissue trauma, allow to reduce pain syndrome in postoperative period and to accelerate rehabilitation. Besides, arthroscopy improves surgical view in cases of intraarticular fractures and facilitates a better anatomical reduction of articular surface. The authors demonstrate a clinical case of a patient with closed fractures of radial head and ulna coronoid process with displacement of left elbow joint fragments where arthroscopic surgery provided for good anatomical and functional results.

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I. A. Kuznetsov

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

professor the head of the department of sports traumatology and rehabilitation Russian Federation

M. R. Salikhov

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Author for correspondence.
orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic department N 21, Russian Federation

D. A. Shulepov

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

researcher, department of sports traumatology and rehabilitation Russian Federation


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