Arthrodesis of the Elbow

Lee M. Reichel, Brett P. Wiater, Jeffery Friedrich, Douglas P. Hanel

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Elbow arthrodesis (EA) is a procedure reserved for the salvage of failed elbow reconstruction or elbow injuries that defy reconstruction of a useful joint. Although arthrodesis of some joints is often straightforward and predictable, EA is technically difficult and associated with a high rate of complications. Furthermore, a successful EA does not translate to a gratifying clinical success. The functional limitations to activities of daily living and personal care are significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Elbow arthrodesis
  • Elbow fusion
  • Elbow salvage
  • Failed elbow


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