capitellum


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capitellum

[‚kap·ə′te·ləm]
(anatomy)
A small head or rounded process of a bone.
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The Arthroscopic Classification and Treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum.
In addition to diagnostic differences, treatment for coronal shear fractures can differ from capitellum fracture.
With increasing recognition and differentiation of this type of fracture from capitellum fractures, larger numbers are likely to be reported.
Grantham SA, Norris TR, Bush DC: Isolated fracture of the humeral capitellum.
All specimens failed by shear displacement of the capitellum fragment.
We recently published a laboratory study on the use of Acutrac screws for the fixation of capitellum fractures.
Morrey and coworkers (12) showed that maximal force transmission through the radial head to the capitellum occurs at 0 to 30 degrees of elbow flexion.
The Acutrac screws tested in this biomechanical study provided more stable fixation of capitellum fractures in cadveric specimens than Herbert screws and may do so in the clinical setting.
63) The ulna is displaced posteriorly relative to the humerus, resulting in impaction of the coronoid process against olecranon and posterior capitellum against the radial head (Figure 13).
Fractures of the capitellum concomitant with avulsion fractures of the triceps tendon.
In the early stages, when the main complaint is pain without loss of motion and there is oedema in the capitellum on MRI, rest and anti-inflammatories are all that are required.
3) or visualised as dimpling of the skin between the radius and the capitellum.