Effectiveness of bracing in the treatment of nonosseous restriction of elbow mobility: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 studies.

@article{Mller2013EffectivenessOB,
  title={Effectiveness of bracing in the treatment of nonosseous restriction of elbow mobility: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 studies.},
  author={Andreas M. F. M{\"u}ller and Patrick Sadoghi and Robert Lucas and Laurent Audig{\'e} and Ruth Delaney and Maria Klein and Victor Valderrabano and Patrick Vavken},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1146-52}
}
BACKGROUND Restriction of elbow mobility is a very frequent complaint after trauma or surgery. The objective of this study was to assess and compare the effectiveness of dynamic, static, or static-progressive bracing in patients with elbow stiffness of traumatic or postoperative origin and without evidence of ossification. For the purpose of this study, effectiveness was measured as the increase in total range of motion, as well as extension and flexion. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a… CONTINUE READING
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