Current concepts in elbow arthroplasty

EFORT Open Rev. 2017 Apr 27;2(4):83-88. doi: 10.1302/2058-5241.2.160064. eCollection 2017 Apr.


Distal humeral replacement and the total elbow are two commonly-used arthroplastiesEach prosthesis has evolving indications and surgical techniquesRecent changes in device design and implantation methods are due to biomechanical and clinical outcome-based researchNew prostheses and methods provide: better elbow kinematics, more durable bearings and longer-lasting joint replacement potential Cite this article: EFORT Open Rev 2017;2:83-88. DOI: 10.1302/2058-5241.2.160064.

Keywords: elbow arthroplasty; total elbow arthroplasty; unicompartmental, distal humerus hemi-arthroplasty.

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  • Review