Kudo total elbow arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a long-term follow-up study.

@article{Tanaka2001KudoTE,
  title={Kudo total elbow arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a long-term follow-up study.},
  author={Nobuyuki Tanaka and Hidehiro Kudo and Keiji Iwano and Hisashi Sakahashi and Eiichi Sato and Seiichi Ishii},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83-A 10},
  pages={1506-13}
}
BACKGROUND Improvements in the design of total elbow prostheses over the last two decades have led to better and more consistent results. The type-3 Kudo total elbow prosthesis was developed in 1980. The long-term results of use of this implant have not been reported. Because it is an unlinked prosthesis, it is not known whether preservation of the anterior oblique component of the ulnar collateral ligament at the time of implantation is important. METHODS A type-3 Kudo total elbow… CONTINUE READING
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