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J R Soc Med. 1996 June; 89(6): 340P–344P.
PMCID: PMC1295827

Mason type II radial head fractures fixed with Herbert bone screws.

Abstract

The management of radial head fractures remains controversial. Accurate classification of the fracture (Mason) may necessitate the use of special X-ray views (45 degrees arterior oblique or radio-capitellar). We present the results of 19 cases of Mason type II fractures treated operatively by open reduction and internal fixation with the Herbert bone screw. All patients achieved 'good-to-excellent' outcome at follow-up. Our results compare favourably with other forms of treatment for this injury.

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