Elbow fusion for the unstable elbow

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When all other reconstructive options for a severely damaged elbow have failed, then an elbow fusion is a reasonable consideration in the young patient. It has the advantages of providing stability to the elbow and improving pain; however, it comes at a considerable loss of selected function of the extremity depending on the angle of fusion. The patients must be carefully chosen and must also be fully informed about the potential risks and benefits of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Unstable Elbow
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319460192
ISBN (Print)9783319460178
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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