Scientific article| Volume 34, ISSUE 3, P436-438, March 2009

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Subtle Essex-Lopresti Lesions: Report of 2 Cases

      Two patients with high-energy elbow injuries were diagnosed with minimally displaced partial fractures of the radial head that subsequently displaced and were noted to be Essex-Lopresti injuries. The true complexity and instability of the fractures were not immediately obvious. High-energy partial radial head fractures may merit closer observation and evaluation for associated forearm ligament injury.

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