Flexorplasty of the elbow; an evaluation of a method.

@article{Carroll1953FlexorplastyOT,
  title={Flexorplasty of the elbow; an evaluation of a method.},
  author={Robert E. Carroll and John James Gartland},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1953},
  volume={35-A 3},
  pages={
          706-10
        }
}
In reviewing the results in twenty-seven flexorplasties, the authors were impressed with the value of the operation. When at all possible, it is greatly to be preferred to other methods of restoring active flexion to the elbow. A fixed flexion deformity of about 40 degrees should be expected. It is a functional position. There should be no hesitation from the viewpoint of appearance, for this angle does not constitute a cosmetic defect. A tendency toward a pronated position of the forearm… CONTINUE READING

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