ARTICLE: PDF OnlyOpen Reduction and Internal Fixation of Radial Head Fractures Associated with Olecranon Fracture or DislocationPerry, Clayton R.; Tessier, John E.* Author Information Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis Regional Medical Center, and *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: Volume 1 - Issue 1 - p 36-42 Buy Abstract Six fracture dislocations or dislocations of the olecranon associated with radial head fractures were treated with open reduction and internal fixation of the radial head. The olecranon was reduced and if fractured (three cases) was internally fixed. Postoperatively, early active range of motion was achieved in all cases. Twelve to 48 months after surgery, there was an average loss of 18° of elbow extension and 56° of forearm rotation. An average of 132° of flexion was maintained. There was no elbow instability or wrist pain. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.