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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2009;12(2):264-270.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2009.12.2.264    Published online December 31, 2009.
Complications after Trauma Around the Elbow Joint
In Ho Jeon, Ju Eun Kim, Poong Taek Kim
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyung Pook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. jeonchoi@chol.com
주관절 주위 외상후 합병증
전인호·김주은·김풍택
경북대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실
Abstract
PURPOSE
The elbow joint is one of the most stable joints. Dislocation and fracture can occur in elbow joint most commonly next to shoulder joint. Various injuries can occur according to generated mechanism, age of patient and impact. Despite proper treatment, various complications can occur. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe etiology and treatment of these complications after elbow trauma such as stiffness, instability and heterotopic ossification.
RESULTS
AND CONCLUSION: Malunion, nonunion and traumatic arthritis are addressed as a possible complication after fracture around elbow joint.
Key Words: Elbow joint; Dislocation; Fracture; Complication
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