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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2016; 7(1): 50-54
Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.50
Review of management of unstable elbow fractures
Omer Ozel, Emre Demircay
Omer Ozel, Emre Demircay, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baskent University, 34662 Istanbul, Turkey
Author contributions: All the authors contributed to this paper.
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Correspondence to: Emre Demircay, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baskent University, Oymaci Sokak No: 7 Altunizade, 34662 Istanbul, Turkey.
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Received: June 4, 2015
Peer-review started: June 5, 2015
First decision: July 6, 2015
Revised: October 7, 2015
Accepted: November 3, 2015
Article in press: November 4, 2015
Published online: January 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: As the elbow joint is the second most commonly dislocated joint in adults, we aimed to analyze the management of complex elbow fractures and instabilities, on the basis of recent literature and suggested possible guidelines for the treatment in this paper.