Treatment of Displaced Radial Neck Combined With Olecranon Fractures

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Chongqing Medical University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Child

Treatments

Procedure: Absorbable Rods and Kirschner Wires

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04424498
CQMU20200016

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of using absorbable rods and Kirschner Wires technique for severe displaced radial neck fractures combined with olecranon fractures in children.

Full description

The most common fracture in children is the elbow fracture, and the three most common elbow fractures are supracondylar, lateral condylar, and medial epicondylar fractures. Elbow fractures are easy to diagnose and the treatment modalities are studied often. However, proximal radius fractures, which include radial neck and head fractures, remain challenging to diagnose and manage. In addition, proximal radius fractures are often combined with other fractures, most commonly, an olecranon fracture. Most radial neck fractures can be treated conservatively if the displacement is less than 3 mm and the angle is less than 30º. However, for severe Judet type III and type IV radial neck fractures, surgery is inevitable. This study focused on radial neck fractures combined with an olecranon fracture. In this study, absorbable rods were used for fixation of radial head fractures, and with no need for removal of the inner fixation, we performed anatomy reduction via the same incision with direct vision of the olecranon, and we were able to fix the fractures with Kirschner wires (K-wires). In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate a treatment method for severe displaced radial neck combined with olecranon fractures in children using a Boyd incision, absorbable rods, and K-wires.

Enrollment

31 patients

Sex

All

Ages

3 to 13 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • open reduction of severe radial neck fractures combined with an olecranon fractures in the same elbow
  • fixation performed using absorbable rods and K-wires

Exclusion criteria

  • single radial head fractures or single olecranon fractures
  • fixation performed with bands
  • old fractures,
  • Boyd incision was not used,
  • guardians did not agree with the surgery

Trial contacts and locations

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