By by Bruce H. Ziran (Editor)
Addressing the quarter of the higher extremity, this useful reference positive factors contributions from 17 experts and offers state of the art descriptions of numerous fractures, remedy ways and surgical innovations. additionally it is a bankruptcy on nonunions of the higher extremity.
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Comminuted fractures (Fig. 1) and fractures involving the coronoid process or those that extend down the shaft of the ulna are not amenable to tension-band wiring. These fractures require interfragmentary reduction and neutralization with a plate in order to restore the anatomy and elbow stability. This plate, placed on the dorsal or dorsolateral surface of the ulna, functions as a neutralization device and a tension band. 5-mm compression plate, one-third tubular plate, or pelvic reconstruction plate can be contoured to extend from the tip of the olecranon, across the fracture, and down the shaft of the ulna as needed.
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