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Radial Head Fractures

Background

  • Radial head fractures common in adults
  • Upper radial epiphyseal injuries in children

Classification

Mason's (1954) classification of Radial Head Fractures

  • Type 1 - Marginal fracture with minimal displacement
  • Type 2 - Marginal fracture with displacement
  • Type 3 - Comminuted fracture

X-ray showing AP and lateral view of Mason Type 1 Radial Head fracture

 



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