Arthrolysis in the relief of post-traumatic stiffness of the elbow

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Amillo, S. (Santiago) (1999)
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Subject: Elbow Joint/injuries/surgery | Range of Motion, Articular | Ankylosis/etiology/physiopathology/surgery

A retrospective clinical study of 34 patients treated by arthrolysis for elbow stiffness is presented. These patients had sustained previous injury which was a simple fracture in 44%. The average age at operation was 31 years with a range from 6 to 57 years. Follow up for a minimum of one year, and an average of four years, showed an increase of motion from a preoperative average of 45 degrees to a postoperative average of 92 degrees with few complications and only three unsatisfactory results. This analysis has allowed conclusions concerning the technique and indications for operation.
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