Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Jeffrey Watkins, Alan Ruggles

Radius and ulna

back to skeleton

Glossary

Olecranon: Type 1a fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Provide weight bearing Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources

Olecranon: Type 1b fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Assure anatomic reduction Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources

Olecranon: Type 2 fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Assure anatomic reduction Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Olecranon: Type 3 fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Assure anatomic reduction Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Olecranon: Type 4 fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Assure anatomic reduction Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Olecranon: Type 5 fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Enhance fracture healing Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Ulnar body: Distal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Financial constraints/salvage procedure Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Radius: Proximal physeal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plate fixation Increase chances of returning to athletic function Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Radius: Diaphyseal fissure fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Prevent the fracture from becoming complete and axially unstable during induction of anesthesia for surgery Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Radius: Diaphyseal incomplete fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Prevent the fracture from becoming complete and axially unstable during induction of anesthesia for surgery Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Radius: Diaphyseal simple fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plate fixation Provide weight bearing Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources

Radius: Mid-diaphyseal transverse fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Provide weight bearing Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources

Radius: Diaphyseal comminuted fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plate fixation Provide weight bearing Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources

Radius: Metaphyseal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plate fixation Provide weight bearing Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Radius: Distal physeal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Transphyseal bridge Increase chances for returning to athletic function Some specialized surgical experience Basic equipment only
*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

v1.0 2013-12-01