Welcome to the PATIENT+ decision aid

How can this decision aid help you?

Fractures of the radial head that are close to their usual position heal on their own. All you have to do is stretch and move your elbow so it doesn’t get stiff.

Some fractures of the radial head are more than 2 millimeters out of place. There are two ways to treat such fractures. This decision aid provides you with the harms and benefits of each treatment. If you’re unsure, your doctor can help you choose the best treatment for you.

At the end you can print this decision aid. This way you can go over it again and discuss everything with people you trust.


This decision aid is written by:

M.H.F. Keulen, T. Teunis and D. Ring.

The following hospitals helped develop this decision aid:

Version 1; 11-06-17

All authors indicated to have no conflict of interest associated with this decision aid. Completed ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms of all authors and PATIENT+ employees are on file and can be viewed on request.