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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ALVAREZ LOPEZ, Alejandro; CASANOVA MOROTE, Carlos; SANCHEZ OLAZABAL, Lázaro  and  GARCIA LORENZO, Yenina. Fracture of the radial cupula. Bahavior during one year. AMC [online]. 2001, vol.5, n.4. ISSN 1025-0255.

A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed in 31 patients diagnosed and treated for cupula fracture assisted in a basic group of work belonging to "Manuel Ascunce Domenech"provincial Hospital in the year 1997. Femenine sex ha the higher incidence. Fracture type II according to Mason's classification prevailed in 36% of cases. Left elbow was the most affected in 62% of cases. The way of treatment behaved in correspondence with the type of fracture and its surgical criterio, 16% of cases presented complications. Results were excellent in 64%, good in 32% and regular in 4% of cases according to An and Morrey's scale.

Keywords : RADIUS FRACTURES [diagnosis]; RADIUS FRACTURES [therapy].

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