Arthroplasty and ORIF Olathe KS

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Bradley W Storm
(913) 782-0707
20375 W 151st St #370
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Dr.GREGORY LYNCH
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St # 100
Olathe, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Lanny Winston Harris, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Olathe Med Ctr, Olathe, Ks; Research Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Johnson County Orthopedics

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Brian C Kindred
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Prem Parmar, MD
(913) 788-7111
20805 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1994

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Howard Lea Wilcox Jr, MD
913-390-1800x8016
20805 W 151st St Ste 224
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1970

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Keith D Sheffer
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Worthington Bohn, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St Ste 106
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Timothy James Williams, MD
(913) 768-9658
19830 W 111th St
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Gregory Patrick Lynch, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St Ste 106
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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