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Total Elbow Arthroplasty For Recurrent Elbow Dislocation

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Author(s): Tun Lin FOO, Kee Yuan NGIAM, Choon Hin LAI

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: elbow dislocation | total elbow

ABSTRACT
Recurrent elbow dislocation is rare in the absence of associated fracture. Treatment for chronic elbow instability is usually ligamental reconstruction. We present a previously unreported indication of total elbow arthroplasty in a case of recurrent elbow dislocation in an elderly lady. She had excellent results at two year follow up. The rationale for this new indication is discussed.
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