Open arthrolysis and hinged external fixation for posttraumatic ankylosed elbows

@article{Ruan2012OpenAA,
  title={Open arthrolysis and hinged external fixation for posttraumatic ankylosed elbows},
  author={Hong-jiang Ruan and Shen Liu and Cun-yi Fan and Jun-jian Liu},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={133},
  pages={179-185}
}
An ankylosed elbow is defined as an elbow having a range of motion of 0°. Movement is extremely limited. This study retrospectively analyzes the results of arthrolysis and hinged external fixation performed on 15 patients suffering from ankylosed elbows. Fifteen completely ankylosed elbows were treated by arthrolysis and hinged external fixation. Patients comprised nine men and six women, with a mean age of 37.93 years (37.93 ± 9.68) when arthrolysis was performed. Before surgery, the elbows… CONTINUE READING