The second volume of Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery analyzes the various aspects of traumatic lesions of the elbow, including diseases of the soft tissues and the rare lesions of the musculocutaneous nerve. The focus of attention, however, is on fractures, and the short and long term results of treatment. Some aspects of traumatic lesions of the elbow demand particular consideration because of the long term residual effects, the complexity of treatment, and the interest that recent therapeutical progress has stimulated. Each chapter gives an honest account of the authors' personal experience and contains a critical evaluation of the results.
Table of ContentsAnatomophysiopathology of the Elbow.- Overload Syndromes of the Elbow.- Nerve Tunnel Syndromes in the Elbow.- Fractures and Joint Injuries in Children.- Classification of Fractures and Dislocations in the Adult Elbow.- Fractures of the Distal Humerus in the Adult.- AO Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Distal Humerus in the Adult.- Fractures of the Proximal Ulna.- Fractures of the Proximal Radius in Adults.- Treatment of Pure Elbow Dislocation. Long-Term Results.- Fracture-Dislocation of the Elbow: Evaluation of Long-Term Results.- The Monteggia Lesion.- Neurovascular Complications in the Post-Traumatic Elbow.- Isolated Traumatic Lesions of the Musculocutaneous Nerve.- Nonunion of Elbow Fractures.- Radial Head Fractures: Long-Term Results of Resection.- Prosthetic Replacement for Radial Head Fractures.- Arthroscopic Arthrolysis.- Reconstruction of the Post-Traumatic Elbow.- The Use of Arthroplasty in Elbow Trauma.- Arthroplasty of the Elbow Joint.- Post-Traumatic Elbow Stiffness.- Conclusions.