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Surgical Treatment of the Rheumatoid Elbow

  • F. Kerschbaumer
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The elbow joint has a central role regarding the function of the upper extremity. There is general agreement that ankylosis of the elbow joint as well as gross instability may lead to a major impairment of the whole upper extremity. Both the ankylotic and the flail elbow may be the result of juvenile or adult forms of rheumatoid arthritis (Figs. 1, 2).


Rheumatoid Arthritis Ulnar Nerve Radial Head Elbow Joint Posterior Interosseous Nerve 
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