Arthroplasty and ORIF West Jordan UT

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Charles Beck, MD
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Stuart C Marshall
(801) 568-3480
3584 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Wade M Sessions
(801) 568-3480
3584 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Verl A Jensen, DMD
(801) 254-6900
10338 S Redwood Rd
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary Richard Zeluff
(801) 568-3480
3584 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Les Harris
(801) 568-3480
3584 West 9000 South #304
West Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mark Carl Thomas, MD
(801) 569-8929
3570 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1971

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Armen Khachatryan
(801) 568-3480
3584 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Timothy Elison, DDS
(801) 446-3549
9672 Vance Ct
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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