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Posttraumatic Arthritis: Elbow

  • Manuel F. DaSilva
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Abstract

Posttraumatic arthritis of the elbow may involve a specific joint such as the radiocapitellar joint after a radial head fracture or the entire joint, which may result in significant stiffness and pain. The treatment objectives must be clearly defined and directed to provide functional range motion and minimal pain. Treatment can be difficult as most of the patients are young and active.

Keywords

Posttraumatic Elbow arthritis Elbow stiffness Elbow impingement Ulnohumeral arthroplasty Osteophytes Loose bodies 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel F. DaSilva
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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