Results of the Souter-Strathclyde total elbow arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A preliminary report.

@article{Lyall1994ResultsOT,
  title={Results of the Souter-Strathclyde total elbow arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A preliminary report.},
  author={Harry A. Lyall and Boaz Cohen and Mark A. Clatworthy and Christopher R Constant},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          279-84
        }
}
The results of 19 consecutive Souter-Strathclyde total elbow arthroplasties (Zimmer, London) in 17 patients with a mean follow-up time of 41 months are reported. Pain relief was achieved in all cases, with 13 elbows becoming entirely pain-free. The mean range of flexion increased 24 degrees and extension improved 8 degrees, with upper limb function greatly improved. The complication rate was 32%, including three nerve palsies, of which two resolved completely, and three early postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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