AAOS 2016: No benefit of operative management for olecranon fractures in the elderly
A Prospective Randomized Trial of Non-Operative Versus Operative Management of Olecranon Fractures in the Elderly
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19 lower-demand elderly patients (>=75) with isolated displaced olecranon fractures were randomized to either operative (tension-band wiring or plate fixation) or nonoperative (immobilization) management. The objective of this trial was to compare functional and patient-reported outcomes between open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and nonoperative management over a 1 year period. The resul...
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