Elbow Joint

  • Paul Harwood
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Elbow joint aspiration is indicated for the diagnosis of inflammatory, septic and gouty arthritis. Aspiration of tense hemarthrosis and injection of local anesthetic is used in some centers to aid in the assessment of patients with radial head fracture. This allows the range of forearm rotation to be determined, limitation of which indicates surgical intervention in some cases.


Septic Arthritis Radial Head Elbow Joint Biceps Tendon Gouty Arthritis 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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