Radial Head Fractures

The head of the radius bone is cup-shaped and corresponds to the spherical surface of the humerus. The injury in the head of the radius causes impairment in the function of the elbow. Radial head fractures are very common and occur in almost 20% of acute elbow injuries. Elbow dislocations are generally associated with radial head fractures.

Radial Head Fractures


  • Severe pain
  • Swelling of the elbow
  • Difficulty in moving the arm
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness of the elbow


  • X-ray
  • CT-scan

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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