Proximal forearm Ulna, extraarticular, avulsion of triceps insertion

Tricepts reinsertion

Indication summary: Triceps avulsion with unacceptable weakness

Skill: Some specialized surgical experience
Equipment: Basic equipment only

Further indications

  • Displacement of more than 2 mm

Contraindications

  • Infirm patient (high anesthetic risk)
  • Infected or abraded skin. Let the skin heal first
  • Functionally low demand patient

Advantages

  • Restoration of extensor mechanism / optimal elbow extension strength

Disadvantages

  • Potential for prominent suture or wire
  • Operative complications (anesthesia, infection, skin necrosis)

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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