Outcome of open release for post-traumatic elbow stiffness.

  title={Outcome of open release for post-traumatic elbow stiffness.},
  author={Virak Tan and Aaron Daluiski and Paul M Simic and Robert N. Hotchkiss},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={61 3},
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic elbow stiffness can be caused by a tether and/or a block, and these structures can exist both anteriorly and posteriorly about the joint to prevent motion. The purpose of this article is to report the outcome of elbow release performed for post-traumatic stiffness by a single surgeon. METHODS A retrospective review of charts and radiographs was performed on 52 case of patients who underwent open surgical treatment for post-traumatic elbow contracture by the senior… CONTINUE READING