Elbow hemiarthroplasty for the management of distal humeral fractures: current technique, indications and results

Joideep Phadnis*, Adam C. Watts, Gregory I. Bain

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Abstract

There has been a growing recent interest in the use of elbow hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of distal humeral trauma in select patients. However, the current available evidence regarding outcome after elbow hemiarthroplasty is limited to case series and biomechanical data. Consequently, the procedure remains unfamiliar to many surgeons. The aim of the present review is to outline the evidence regarding elbow hemiarthroplasty and to use this, along with the author’s experience, to better describe the indications, surgical technique and outcomes after this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-183
Number of pages13
JournalShoulder and Elbow
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • arthroplasty
  • distal humerus
  • elbow
  • fracture
  • hemiarthroplasty
  • trauma

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