Total elbow arthroplasty for treatment of elbow arthritis.

Denver Orthopedic Specialists, PC, USA.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (Impact Factor: 2.37). 07/1999; 8(4):367-78. DOI: 10.1016/S1058-2746(99)90163-5
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    ABSTRACT: IntroductionTotal elbow arthroplasty (ATC) is indicated in patients with disabling pain and severe functional limitation, which is not possible another surgical technique that preserves the mobility. The objetive of our work is to evaluate the clinical and functional results of the ATC at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona in the last 10 years (January 1999–January 2009).
    Rehabilitación 07/2010; 44(3). DOI:10.1016/j.rh.2010.01.006
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose : To evaluate the effect of radial head resection on longevity in nonconstrained total elbow arthroplasty, Materials and Methods : The results of 20 cases of radial head replaced Pritchard ERS and 18 cases of radial head excised Kudo elbow was followed for 6 to 16 years, 10.6 years in average. The rate of loosening, osteolysis, radial head subluxation, joint dislocation and valgus deformity were compared between the two groups. Results'There was no exaggerated cubitus valgus in Pritchard ERS group. However there developed one case of delayed subluxation of radial head occurred in 6 years postoperatively, one case of loosening, and one case of sponta- neous fracture of humeral shaft due to osteolysis. In Kudo elbow group,5 cases (27.8%) showed exaggerated valgus deformity with instability. There were one case of loosening and one case of delayed dislocation occurred in a year postoperatively. Conclusion : The most clear feature of Kudo elbow was exaggerated cubitus valgus. However, the ostolysis was developed in both groups and there was no difference in rate of the other complications between the two groups.
    01/2002; 5(1). DOI:10.5397/CiSE.2002.5.1.037
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    ABSTRACT: The increasingly precise knowledge made available in the last three decades about elbow biomechanics has made it possible to break new ground in the development of joint replacement devices conceived to restore function and do away with pain in elbows for the treatment which we had no efficient method only a few years ago. There are two types of designs supported by different rationales and having different indications: the unassembled ones, used for joint resurfacing, and the assembled ones, which are semiconstrained devices where the ulnar and humeral components articulate with each other via a hinge system. Both designs have shown their efficiency for the treatment for the rheumatic elbow but assembled ones are more commonly indicated for post-traumatic pathologies, especially when in cases where there is bone loss. Complications in elbow surgery are even more frequent than in other joints and are specific to each type of implant.
    Revista de Ortopedia y Traumatología 02/2006; 50(1). DOI:10.1016/S0482-5985(06)74934-3