Proximal forearm Ulna, extraarticular, avulsion of triceps insertion

Nonoperative

Indication summary: Minimal displacement (< 2 mm). Active elbow extension. Immobilization unnecessary.

Skill: Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Equipment: Basic equipment only

Further indications

  • Partial triceps avulsion with good residual extension strength
  • Infirm, less active patients that can function without elbow extension strength (eg demented persons dependent on others for basic tasks such as bathing and eating)

Contraindications

  • Preference for strong elbow extension
  • Polytrauma

Advantages

  • Avoid medical and surgical risks

Disadvantages

  • Difficult to reconstruct later if unsatisfied with elbow extension strength

Legend

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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