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Radial head fractures are divided into stable and unstable fractures. Most fractures of the radial head are  stable undisplaced or minimally displaced partial fractures and managed conservatively. Unstable fractures are  displaced, mobile and are associated with other elbow  fractures or ligament injuries. Restoration of radiocapitellar contact by replacement of the fractured head is necessary to prevent subluxation or dislocation of the elbow.  

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