The complexity of elbow anatomy and function often leads to an adverse response to traumatic and inflammatory conditions. For this reason, many standard orthopaedic tests advise caution regarding the surgical management of traumatic and degenerative lesions.
The aim of this book is to didactically describe the different pathologies of the elbow and their surgical treatment, thus helping to reduce the incidence of complications such as stiff elbow, heterotypic bone and joint instability, and degenerative arthritis.
The volume, written by world-renowned elbow orthopaedic surgeons and enhanced by colour images and tables, will be warmly welcomed not only by practitioners, but also by students and medical residents.
Graduate students, practitioners in shoulder and elbow surgery, in general orthopaedic surgery, in orthopaedic traumatology
- imaging and clinical evaluation
Table of contents
Anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow.- The clinical evaluation of the elbow.- Imaging of the elbow.- Surgical approaches to the elbow.- The articular fractures of the elbow.- The elbow dislocations.- The Monteggia lesions. The Essex-Lopresti lesions.- The treatment of post-traumatic Joint stiffness.- The treatment of the chronic elbow instability.- The traumatic nerve lesions. Nerve entrapment syndromes.- The surgery of neglected distal humerus fractures.- The total elbow arthroplasty.- Complication and revision of the total elbow arthroplasty.- The radial head prosthesis.- The Ascension radial head prosthesis.- The Avanta radial head prosthesis.- The Bipolar radial head prosthesis.- The Evolve radial head prosthesis.- The Mopyc radial head prosthesis.- The Swanson radial head prosthesis.- The utility of the continuous axial brachial plexus catheters after surgery.- The rehabilitation programs after surgery.