Revision of failed total elbow arthroplasty

C. M. Dent, G. Hoy, J. K. Stanley

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We reviewed 25 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had failure of 26 primary total elbow arthroplasties causing pain and loss of function. Most revision cases required special custom implants to treat varying bone loss and soft-tissue disruption. Assessment showed satisfactory functional results in the patients treated by revision at a mean follow-up period of 35 months. Our review suggests that revision surgery produces short- to medium-term painfree function, and is the treatment of choice for a failed total elbow arthroplasty in the absence of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-695
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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