Classification and treatment of coronoid process fractures

W. Regan, B. F. Morrey

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Fractures of the coronoid process are rare as isolated injuries and usually are associated with significant, sometimes devastating trauma to the elbow. The classification system based on the degree of involvement has proven helpful to estimate prognosis and to help guide treatment. Severe fractures are generally associated with instability and portend a poor prognosis. Treatment by distraction, external fixation, and early motion has been encouraging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-848
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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