Radiologic review of total elbow, radial head, and capitellar resurfacing arthroplasty.

@article{Petscavage2012RadiologicRO,
  title={Radiologic review of total elbow, radial head, and capitellar resurfacing arthroplasty.},
  author={Jonelle M. Petscavage and Alice Ha and Christin M. Brown},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          129-49
        }
}
The use of metal and pyrolytic carbon radial head implants, capitellar resurfacing, and total elbow arthroplasty has become common in contemporary orthopedic surgery practice. The goal of total elbow arthroplasty is to decrease pain and restore an acceptable range of motion to the elbow joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is the primary indication for total elbow arthroplasty; newer indications include primary or posttraumatic osteoarthritis, fracture nonunion, acute comminuted fractures of the elbow… CONTINUE READING

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