Arthrolysis in the relief of post-traumatic stiffness of the elbow
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
A retrospective clinical study of 34 patients treated by arthrolysis for elbow stiffness is presented. These patients had sustained previous injury which was a simple fracture in 44%.
The average age at operation was 31 years with a range from 6 to 57 years. Follow up for a minimum of one year, and an average of four years, showed an increase of motion from a preoperative average of 45 degrees to a postoperative average of 92 degrees with few complications and only three unsatisfactory results.
This analysis has allowed conclusions concerning the technique and indications for operation.
CITA DEL ARTÍCULO Int Orthop. 1992;16(2):188-90