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  • Fall on outstretched hand can cause fracture of head of radius.
  • Direct injury to lateral aspect of elbow
  • It can be posterior or posterolateral or anterior dislocation and may exist with fractures of the lower aspect of humerus.
  • Fracture may involve tear of ulnar collateral ligament.
  • There are three types-
    • Simple crack- grade 1
    • Fracture with displacement- grade 2
    • Comminution- grade 3
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  • Reduction
  • Simple crack is treated by sling.
  • Fracture with displacement and also comminution should be treated by excision of head of radius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crack fracture- Grade 1
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