The medial approach for operative release of post-traumatic contracture of the elbow.

@article{Wada2000TheMA,
  title={The medial approach for operative release of post-traumatic contracture of the elbow.},
  author={Takuro Wada and Seiichi Ishii and Masamichi Usui and Satoshi Miyano},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={68-73}
}
We treated post-traumatic contracture of the elbow in 13 consecutive patients (14 elbows) by operative release. Through a single medial approach, the posterior oblique bundle of the medial collateral ligament was resected, followed by posterior and anterior capsulectomies. An additional lateral release through a separate incision was required in only four elbows. The results were assessed at a mean interval of 57 months after operation. Before surgery active extension lacked 43 degrees which… CONTINUE READING

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