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Elbow Stiffness

  • Andrea Celli
  • Luigi Celli

Abstract

The elbow is affected more frequently than any other joint by post-traumatic loss of motion. It is not clear why the elbow tends to develop stiffness after trauma. Its anatomic complexity certainly plays a relevant role:
  • • the presence of the three most congruous joints in a single capsule and a synovial space;

  • • the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) often taut through the whole range of motion (ROM);

  • • a very close relationship with tendons, muscles and skin;

Keywords

Ulnar Nerve Radial Head Lateral Collateral Ligament Distal Humerus Total Elbow Arthroplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Celli
    • 1
  • Luigi Celli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology SurgeryUniversity of ModenaModenaItaly

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