Total Elbow Arthroplasty

  • Panayotis N. Soucacos
  • Panagiotis Liantis


  • Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) has proven to be a reliable joint replacement procedure that has a high degree of patient satisfaction.

  • Aims:
    • Alleviate pain

    • Improve ROM

    • Restore stability

    • Eliminate joint stiffness

    • Correct flexion/contracture


Ulnar Nerve Radial Head Medullary Canal Distal Humerus Cubital Tunnel 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Third Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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