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Elbow Arthroplasty

Current Techniques and Complications

  • Filippo Castoldi
  • Giuseppe Giannicola
  • Roberto Rotini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luigi Murena, Gianluca Canton, Antonio Moretti, Guido Maritan, Pasquale Punzetto
      Pages 3-13
    3. D. Polimanti, G. Giannicola
      Pages 23-36
    4. Marco Paoloni, Francesco Agostini, Alessandra Bettinelli, Nicolò Scappatura, Rossella Scatozza
      Pages 37-55
    5. Enrico Guerra, Roberta Zaccaro, Alessandro Marinelli, Marco Cavallo, Graziano Betttelli, Roberto Rotini
      Pages 57-73
  3. Total Elbow Arthroplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Jason R. Kang, Shawn W. O’Driscoll
      Pages 97-102
    3. Alessandra Colozza, Luigi Perna, Alberto Trimarchi, Bernard F. Morrey
      Pages 115-124
    4. Alessandra Colozza, Maurizio Fontana, Shawn W. O’Driscoll
      Pages 139-146
    5. Celli Andrea, De Luise Guglielmo, Celli Luigi
      Pages 147-161
    6. E. Bellato, I. Zorzolo, L. Comba, A. Marmotti, G. Ferrero, F. Castoldi
      Pages 163-170
    7. Celli Andrea, De Luise Guglielmo, Celli Luigi
      Pages 171-188
    8. A. Ritali, M. Cavallo, R. Zaccaro, M. Ricciarelli, R. Rotini
      Pages 189-198
    9. Peter Constantine Zarkadas, Gabriel Jonathan Tobias
      Pages 199-202

About this book


This handbook provides detailed, state-of-the-art information on total elbow replacement, covering all relevant aspects, from basic science and pathogenesis to clinical and instrumental evaluation, and treatment techniques.

Elbow arthroplasties have undergone a considerable evolution in recent decades due to better anatomical and biomechanical knowledge, continuous development of biomaterials, improvement of operative techniques and better definition of the surgical indications. This book enables readers to better understand the main indications, the outcomes and the complications following total elbow arthroplasty, radial head arthroplasty, radiocapitellar arthroplasty and distal humerus hemiarthroplasty. The closing section addressing the post-operative management of the patients who have undergone elbow replacement is provided in order to optimize the relationship between the orthopedic surgeon and the rehabilitation physician. Written by leading experts in the field, the book is an invaluable tool for experienced surgeons, orthopedic residents and shoulder fellows.


Total Elbow Replacement Elbow Hemiarthroplasty Radial head arthroplasty Elbow arthroplasty complications Unicompartimental Elbow Arthroplasty Elbow anatomy Elbow biomechanics Elbow rheumatoid arthritis

Editors and affiliations

  • Filippo Castoldi
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Giannicola
    • 2
  • Roberto Rotini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgical SciencesUniversity of Turin Medical School, San Luigi Gonzaga HospitalOrbassano, TurinItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic Medicine and Orthopaedics SciencesSapienza University of Rome - Policlinico Umberto IRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryIRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

About the editors

Filippo Castoldi, MD, is Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Turin, Italy, and currently Chief of the 2nd Orthopedics and Traumatology University Clinic at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center of Turin. His main interests are shoulder, elbow, and knee pathologies and their treatments – areas in which he undertook training during prolonged periods of study in Europe and the United States. Dr. Castoldi is the lead author of a number of scientific papers that have addressed the development of new techniques and clinical and basic science research. He is the winner of several international awards and has been a faculty member of national and international meetings and courses. 

Roberto Rotini is Director of Shoulder and Elbow Unit and is responsible for the research program titled “Orthopedic Clinical Pathology” of Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute of Bologna. From 2002 he has been teaching, with the role of Professor on contract, shoulder and elbow matters at the Orthopaedic post-graduate school of Bologna University. He is member of ESSSE/SECEC (European Society  for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow) from 2002, he is part of the Board of Italian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SICSeG) from 2005 and has been the President of this Society in 2013-14. He is part of the Editorial Board of Muskuloskeletal Surgery.

Giuseppe Giannicola, MD, PhD, is orthopedic surgeon at the Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Anatomy, Histology, Legal Medicine and Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Sapienza University of Rome – Policlinico Umberto I, Italy. His main interests in the field are elbow trauma, elbow post-traumatic conditions and elbow arthroplasty. Dr. Giannicola is teacher of elbow surgery at the Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation medicine post-graduate school and also teacher of orthopedics and traumatology at the Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques faculty and the Nursing School of “Sapienza” University of Rome. He is part of the Board of Italian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SICSeG) and took part as faculty member to many national congresses and courses.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Book Subtitle Current Techniques and Complications
  • Editors Filippo Castoldi
    Giuseppe Giannicola
    Roberto Rotini
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-14454-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-14457-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-14455-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 54 b/w illustrations, 163 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
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