The Unstable Elbow

An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management

  • Robert Z. Tashjian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Elbow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Michael Smith, John-Erik Bell
      Pages 3-11
    3. Peter N. Chalmers, Aaron M. Chamberlain
      Pages 13-26
    4. Emilie V. Cheung, Eric J. Sarkissian
      Pages 27-38
  3. Acute Instabilities of the Elbow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Yehia H. Bedeir, Shannon R. Carpenter, Anand M. Murthi
      Pages 41-51
    3. Dane H. Salazar, Jay D. Keener
      Pages 53-73
    4. Kevin Chan, George S. Athwal
      Pages 75-84
    5. Justin C. Wong, Joseph A. Abboud, Charles L. Getz
      Pages 85-97
    6. Nicholas M. Capito, E. Scott Paxton, Andrew Green
      Pages 99-109
    7. Laura E. Stoll, Ryan P. Calfee
      Pages 111-123
  4. Chronic Instabilities of the Elbow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Pieter Caekebeke, Megan Anne Conti Mica, Roger van Riet
      Pages 127-139
    3. Kyle R. Duchman, Robert W. Westermann, Brian R. Wolf
      Pages 159-177
    4. Lawrence Camarda, Gregory I. Bain
      Pages 179-189
    5. Carlos Kalbakdij, James M. Saucedo, Raul Barco, Samuel A. Antuña
      Pages 191-202
  5. Additional Treatment Strategies for the Unstable Elbow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Alexander W. Aleem, Matthew L. Ramsey, Joseph A. Abboud
      Pages 205-216
    3. Ana Mata-Fink, David Kovacevic, Theodore A. Blaine
      Pages 217-227
    4. April D. Armstrong
      Pages 229-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


Providing a detailed review of one of the most common clinical problems, elbow instability, this comprehensive text organizes the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on the rapidly advancing field of elbow surgery. Initial chapters focus on anatomy, biomechanics and the most currently utilized surgical approaches for the treatment of the unstable elbow. Subsequent chapters focus on the evaluation and surgical treatments of acute instabilities, such as simple dislocations and fracture-dislocations, as well as chronic instabilities, including chapters focusing on the non-operative and operative management of the throwing athlete. The final chapters describe additional treatment strategies for complex instabilities, focusing on external fixation, total elbow arthroplasty and elbow fusion. Each chapter includes background information, an evaluation section, a treatment algorithm, non-operative treatment strategies, surgical management, published outcomes and preferred methods of treatment from each author. A supplemental video section is also included, depicting frequently performed procedures. Written by experts in the field, The Unstable Elbow consolidates all of the current knowledge of elbow instability into a valuable resource for orthopedic surgeons and residents worldwide.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Z. Tashjian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46017-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46019-2
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