Arthroscopic release of a posttraumatic flexion contracture in the elbow: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Nowicki1992ArthroscopicRO,
  title={Arthroscopic release of a posttraumatic flexion contracture in the elbow: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Kevin D Nowicki and Lawrence M. Shall},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={544-7}
}
Open arthrotomy has been the standard of treatment for posttraumatic flexion contractures of the elbow. Utilizing standard arthroscopic techniques combined with electrocautery, anterior capsulotomy was performed without complication. Immediate improvement in extension was demonstrated. Multiple cadaveric dissections evidenced the safety of the approach as the humeral capsular attachment is isolated from the neurovascular structures by the brachialis muscle. This technique serves to underscore… CONTINUE READING

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