Despite technical improvements over the past 40 years, the long-term clinical results after total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) are not comparable to those of hip and knee arthroplasty.
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The number of TEAs placed annually is
than in the knee or hip.
Different studies have identified a presence of P. acnes in the operative field during primary surgery, despite rigorous skin preparation and timely administered prophylactic antibiotics.
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It colonises the
A PrkićDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Upper Limb Section, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands Amsterdam UMC Location University of Amsterdam, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
B W KooistraDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Upper Limb Section, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Unit, OLVG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medische Kliniek Velsen, Velsen-Noord, The Netherlands
M P J van den BekeromDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Medische Kliniek Velsen, Velsen-Noord, The Netherlands Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is rarely performed compared to other arthroplasties ( 1 ). According to the Dutch Arthroplasty register, TEA was performed 81 times in 2019 and total knee and hip arthroplasty were performed 25
, diabetes has not been correlated with an increased risk of prosthetic joint infection. 35 It is unclear whether body mass index is a risk factor, as the current studies have reported mixed findings. 36 , 37 There is strong evidence associating hip and
Lukas P. E. VerweijDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Movement Sciences (AMS), Academic Center for Evidence-Based Sports Medicine (ACES), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Degenerative joint disease of the elbow is less common compared to the hip and knee. The prevalence of primary elbow osteoarthritis (OA) is 2–3%.
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OA of the elbow can cause severe disabling symptoms of pain, locking
problems or additional surgical steps. This type of pre-operative planning has grown in popularity across a wide range of orthopaedic subspecialties including total hip and knee arthroplasty, pelvic and acetabular procedures and spinal deformities, with
to the medial collateral ligament of the knee than to an ACL. Earlier post-surgical rehabilitation of the hip, back, scapula and shoulder, while the elbow reconstruction is protected by a brace, may allow an earlier return to play.
reduction of spasticity of the hip adductors. In 1913, Adolf Stoffel
first published his technique in the upper limb. He found the results from tendon operations for spasticity to be unsatisfactory so he introduced a new approach, which was to weaken
those for hip and knee arthroplasty procedures.
The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of current methods for assessment of the glenoid and preoperative planning strategies for total shoulder arthroplasty.