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ACE Report #8626
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AAOS 2016: No benefit of operative management for olecranon fractures in the elderly

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Prospective Randomized Trial of Non-Operative Versus Operative Management of Olecranon Fractures in the Elderly

Contributing Authors: AD Duckworth ND Clement J McEachan TO White C Court-Brown MM McQueen

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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