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Radial Head Fracture

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

This condition involves a fracture of the radius bone, one of the 2 forearm bones, at the elbow.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

This condition is usually caused by a fall on the outstretched arm. The risk of a radial head fracture are greated in a person who has a disease that limits motion of the elbow or forearm, such as arthritis. Osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones, also increases the risks for fractures.


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Radial Head Fracture: Symptoms & Signs

Author: John A.K. Davies, MD
Reviewer: Vincent J. Toups, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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