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Surgical interventions for treating radial head fractures in adults

  1. Yu Gao1,
  2. Wei Zhang2,
  3. Xin Duan3,
  4. Jing Yang4,
  5. Mohammed Al-Qwbani4,
  6. Jingtong Lv4,
  7. Zhou Xiang1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 14 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008987.pub2


How to Cite

Gao Y, Zhang W, Duan X, Yang J, Al-Qwbani M, Lv J, Xiang Z. Surgical interventions for treating radial head fractures in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008987. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008987.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Orthopedics, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  2. 2

    The General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (PLAGH), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beijing, Beijing, China

  3. 3

    The Second People's Hospital of Chengdu, Department of Orthopaedics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  4. 4

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

*Zhou Xiang, Department of Orthopedics, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No.37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China. Xiangzhou15@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Radial head replacement versus ORIF, Outcome 1 Broberg and Morrey functional rating score (0 to 100: best outcome) at 2 years.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Radial head replacement versus ORIF, Outcome 2 Broberg and Morrey functional rating score - excellent or good results.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Radial head replacement versus ORIF, Outcome 3 Overall adverse events.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Radial head replacement versus ORIF, Outcome 4 Individual adverse events.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Biodegradable pins versus standard metal screws, Outcome 1 Broberg and Morrey functional rating score (0 to 100: best result) at 2 years.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Biodegradable pins versus standard metal screws, Outcome 2 Broberg and Morrey functional rating score - excellent or good results.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Biodegradable pins versus standard metal screws, Outcome 3 Overall adverse events.
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Biodegradable pins versus standard metal screws, Outcome 4 Individual adverse events.