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The Arthritic Elbow

Chapter

Abstract

Elbow arthritis may be the end stage of different aetiologies. Key clinical aspects and diagnostics strategies for primary osteoarthritis of the elbow, rheumatoid arthritis and posttraumatic conditions are reviewed. Arthroscopic and open procedures are discussed. Total elbow arthroplasty has proved to be an optimal solution for patients with severe joint damage. However, an adequate indication and a delicate surgical technique are essential to reduce the rate of complications. This chapter will provide the reader a simple but thoughtful approach to the arthritic elbow.

Keywords

Arthritis Total elbow arthroplasty Arthroscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHarrogate & District NHS Foundation TrustHarrogateUK
  2. 2.Orthopaedic DepartmentSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUK

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