Minimally Invasive Approaches for Complex Elbow Trauma

  • Raymond A. Klug
  • Jonathon Herald
  • Michael R. Hausman


The use of arthroscopic approaches in complex elbow trauma has several advantages over more traditional open approaches. Arthroscopy results in less soft tissue dissection and may reduce postoperative pain and ease rehabilitation. Additionally, arthroscopy allows for improved visualization of intraarticular fractures and may improve anatomic reduction of the articular surface. Aside from standard diagnostic or therapeutic arthroscopy, there are several indications for arthroscopy in addressing fractures about the elbow.


Radial Head Avascular Necrosis Lateral Condyle Anatomic Reduction Condyle Fracture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond A. Klug
    • 1
  • Jonathon Herald
    • 1
  • Michael R. Hausman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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