Experience with the McAtee olecranon device in olecranon fractures.

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Abstract

Treatment of olecranon fractures by prolonged immobilization often results in limited elbow motion. With the use of a compression screw apparatus, anatomical reduction was obtainable, and only a short period of immobilization was needed. In a series of eleven fractures there were no non-unions and an average decrease in elbow range of motion of only 8 degrees.

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