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Are risks and outcomes worth surgery to r/o plri, bone fragment, unknown for decreasing clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture 8 months ag?

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Dr. Gregory Carolan
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: Unclear to me what the issue is, however if persistent clicking is present following a radial head fracture it could be related to plri or an intra-articular loose body. Examination and imaging should be able to determine this. Surgery to "rule-out" plri is not recommended. If plri is present, reconstruction of the ligament should be considered.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2013

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