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World J Orthop. Dec 18, 2015; 6(11): 954-960
Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.954
Current concepts in the management of radial head fractures
Izaäk F Kodde, Laurens Kaas, Mark Flipsen, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
Izaäk F Kodde, Denise Eygendaal, Upper Limb Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Amphia Hospital, 4818 CK Breda, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
Laurens Kaas, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mark Flipsen, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, 1091 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Author contributions: Kodde IF contributed to design and writing of the article; Kaas L and van den Bekerom MPJ contributed to writing of the article; Flipsen M contributed to writing of the article and design of figures; Eygendaal D contributed to revise of the article.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
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Correspondence to: Izaäk F Kodde, MD, Upper Limb Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Molengracht 21, 4818 CK Breda, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands. if.kodde@hotmail.com
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Received: May 11, 2015
Peer-review started: May 18, 2015
First decision: June 24, 2015
Revised: September 25, 2015
Accepted: October 23, 2015
Article in press: October 27, 2015
Published online: December 18, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: The radial head is one of the most debated subjects of the elbow. As treatment strategies have changed over the years, with an increasing amount of literature on this subject, the purpose of this article was to provide an overview of current concepts of the management of radial head fractures.