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Total elbow joint arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1948098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As a result of better patient selection, implant design, and surgical technique, the long-term results of total elbow arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has improved significantly over the past 10 years. The semiconstrained hinge implant is used in the presence of severe bone and ligament destruction. The non-constrained surface replacement requires intact bone and ligamentous supports. Best results are obtained if surgery is undertaken before severe soft tissue contractures, muscle atrophy, and neurologic disability of the involved extremity develop.
R W Pritchard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0049-0172     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-04     Completed Date:  1991-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306053     Medline TA:  Semin Arthritis Rheum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Miami, FL.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / physiopathology,  surgery*
Elbow Joint / physiology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Joint Prosthesis
Paresthesia / etiology
Postoperative Complications
Ulnar Nerve

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