Ninety-day mortality after total elbow arthroplasty.

  title={Ninety-day mortality after total elbow arthroplasty.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n S{\'a}nchez-Sotelo and John W. Sperling and Bernard F. Morrey},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={89 7},
BACKGROUND Perioperative mortality, although seldom mentioned and rare after upper-extremity surgery, is one of the potential complications of total elbow arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with perioperative mortality after elbow arthroplasty. METHODS The records of 1117 consecutive patients who had undergone 1441 total elbow arthroplasties at our institution between 1970 and 2002 were reviewed to identify patients who had died… CONTINUE READING


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