CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2020; 55(03): 383-385
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3402468
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Severe Osteoarthritis of the Elbow after a Non-Displaced Radial Head Fracture: Case Report[]

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1  Hospital Municipal Dr. Moysés Deutsch, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
,
Bruno Cesar Pereira Brabo
1  Hospital Municipal Dr. Moysés Deutsch, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
2  Hospital Municipal Dr. Carmino Caricchio, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
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André Luís Marangoni
2  Hospital Municipal Dr. Carmino Caricchio, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
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Luiz Fabiano Presente Taniguchi
1  Hospital Municipal Dr. Moysés Deutsch, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
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Publication History

14 August 2019

03 October 2019

Publication Date:
07 February 2020 (online)

Abstract

Fractures of the radial head account for over 50% of all fractures of the forearm. Broberg and Morrey (modification of the Mason classification) classify them in four types. Type 1 fractures are non-displaced or minimally displaced, considered stable and without mechanical joint blockage. In this type of fracture, a non-operative management with a short period of immobilization leads to a good clinical result without adverse outcomes. Clinically relevant associated lesions are not common. Because of this, arthritis of the radiocapitellar and ulnohumeral joint after the non-displaced radial head fracture is uncommon. This case report presents a young patient diagnosed with isolated non-displaced radial head fracture, that evolved 8 months later, to global arthritis of the elbow.

Work developed at the Hospital Municipal Dr. Moysés Deutsch, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.