Management of acute complex instability of the elbow with hinged external fixation.

@article{Yu2007ManagementOA,
  title={Management of acute complex instability of the elbow with hinged external fixation.},
  author={J. R. Yu and Thomas W. Throckmorton and Rebecca Marie Bauer and Jeffry T Watson and Douglas R. Weikert},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={60-7}
}
We report the experience of a single surgeon who treated 20 patients, over a 9-year period, with acute complex instability of the elbow with hinged external fixation. Patients who presented greater than 6 months after the original injury were excluded. The mechanism of injury was typically a fall or a motor vehicle accident. Fixators were placed at a mean of 26 days (range, 0-66 days) after injury and initial management. Reconstruction of the collateral ligaments was not performed, but soft… CONTINUE READING

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