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G Paul De Rosa, MD
(919) 967-8741
400 Silver Cedar Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc
Group Practice: American Board Of Orthopedic

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Donald K Bynum, MD
(919) 962-6637
Cb South,
Chapel Hill, NC
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Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1976

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Christopher W Olcott, MD
(919) 966-3340
CB #7055 Bioinformatics Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert John Esther
(919) 962-6637
100 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Laurence Earl Dahners, MD
(919) 966-3340
3153 Bioimformatics Bldg 130 Mason Farm Rd CB 7055,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of North Carolina H, Chapel Hill, Nc
Group Practice: Unc Med Ctr-Orthopedics

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Robert D Schrock, MD
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mark R McGinnis, MD
(828) 322-5172
30078 Britt
Chapel Hill, NC
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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Eric Ivars Francke, MD
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 2000

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Paul F Lachiewicz, MD
(919) 966-9073
3151 Bioinformatics Bldg CB 7055,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1977

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Jay Donovan Keener, MD
(919) 966-5036
3155 Bioinformatics Bldg CB #7055,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1998

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Arthroplasty or ORIF: Which is Better for Elbow Fracture?

There is much debate among surgeons about the treatment of elbow fractures. In particular, fractures of the radial head can be difficult to manage. This article addresses those issues and tries to shed some light on the subject.

There are two bones in the forearm that meet at the elbow: the ulna and the radius. The ulna fits into the elbow socket while the radius swivels back and forth against the bottom of the humerus (upper arm).

The top of the radius is called the radial head. The head has a flat top to allow it to glide back and forth as the hand turns palm up and palm down. One-third of all elbow fractures occur at the radial head and neck. In many cases, the injury is caused by a fall on the outstretched hand and arm. The elbow dislocates, and the ligaments around the elbow are torn.

The big question is: should the elbow be repaired or replaced? Elbow joint replacement is called an arthroplasty. Repair is done with an operation called open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). The authors describe both procedures in detail and discuss when to use each one.

Part of the problem in making this decision is the lack of studies comparing the two operations. And changes in the type of implants and methods used are occurring so fast that results of recent studies reported are already outdated.

The authors suggest that the surgeon must be prepared to make the final decision in the operating room. Fracture pattern and amount of soft tissue damage must be assessed before choosing the best way to stabilize the elbow and restore motion. They prefer the new precontoured implants for ORIF when it can be done easily. Complex injuries require radial head arthroplasty.

Future studies are needed comparing these two treatment options with long-term follow-up before best practice can be determined. Until this information is available, the surgeon must weigh all the factors and make the best decision possible. Keeping up with all the latest c...

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