Nonacute Treatment of Elbow Fracture with Persistent Ulnohumeral Dislocation or Subluxation

Nonacute Treatment of Elbow Fracture with Persistent Ulnohumeral Dislocation or Subluxation

Source: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

  • There are patterns of traumatic elbow instability that help a surgeon to anticipate which structures are injured.
  • Patients treated for persistent subluxation or dislocation of the elbow more than two weeks after injury regain less motion and experience more adverse events.
  • The primary goal of treatment is stable reduction of the ulnohumeral joint and functional elbow motion.
  • Motion and pain are affected by contracture and scarring of the soft tissues, malalignment of the joint, fracture malunion, damage to the articular surface, and ulnar neuropathy.

Source: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

  • There are patterns of traumatic elbow instability that help a surgeon to anticipate which structures are injured.
  • Patients treated for persistent subluxation or dislocation of the elbow more than two weeks after injury regain less motion and experience more adverse events.
  • The primary goal of treatment is stable reduction of the ulnohumeral joint and functional elbow motion.
  • Motion and pain are affected by contracture and scarring of the soft tissues, malalignment of the joint, fracture malunion, damage to the articular surface, and ulnar neuropathy.

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