Recurrent instability of the elbow in the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. A report of three cases and a new technique of surgical stabilisation

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2000 Jul;82(5):702-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620x.82b5.10248.


We present three cases of recurrent instability of the elbow in association with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The pattern of instability has not previously been reported. We describe our procedure for achieving stability using a bone graft to the olecranon fossa which gave a functional range of movement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / complications*
  • Elbow Joint* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / etiology*
  • Joint Instability / surgery
  • Recurrence