Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Radial Head Fractures: Indications and Current Techniques

  • Chaitanya S. MudgalEmail author
  • James T. Monica
  • Jyoti Sharma


Radial head arthroplasty remains a good treatment option for fractures not amenable to fixation. Several variations exist in technique and implant type. This review discusses the insertion techniques, implant types available, and literature outcomes associated with radial head arthroplasty.


Radial head fracture Radial head arthroplasty Radial head replacement Radial head resection Radial neck fracture Elbow fracture Terrible triad elbow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chaitanya S. Mudgal
    • 1
    Email author
  • James T. Monica
    • 2
  • Jyoti Sharma
    • 3
  1. 1.Hand Surgery Service, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRobert Wood Johnson University Medical School, Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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