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



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



International Orthopaedics 16(2): 188-190



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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PMID: 1428322

DOI: 10.1007/bf00180215


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