Intra-articular fractures, by their definition, should be anatomically reduced with accuracy besides being fixed in a stable manner. Arthroscopy has already shown its usefulness in all the joints, by improving the visual field of the joint surface with a minimally invasive surgical approach.
The literature shows little scientific evidence about the various indications for arthroscopy of the elbow1. These indications include fractures of the radial head, capitellum, trochlea, and coronoid.
This chapter addresses the various articular fractures of the elbow, where arthroscopy can nowadays be considered to be a real help. The most important technical aspects are summarized in the light of the literature and the authors’ personal experience.
ARIF Capitellum Radial head Coronoid Fracture
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