Aseptic Destruction of the Elbow Joint after Radial Head Replacement. Case Study Marcin Błoński, Andrzej Boszczyk, Stanisław Pomianowski, Mariusz Urban Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2016; 18(6):583-590 ICID: 1230555
Article type: Case report
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Radial head replacement should be a routine treatment in cases of non-reconstructable radial head fractures. With the growing number of radial head arthroplasties, we are going to see more complications related to this procedure. We describe a case of aseptic destruction of the elbow joint, probably related to the release of polyethylene particles from the prosthetic head. Removal of the implant and extensive synovectomy was performed, leading to an excellent clinical outcome with reduction of pain and increase in the range of motion. The clinical improvement was not accompanied by radiographic change.
DOI 10.5604/15093492.1230555 PMID 28155837 - click here to show this article in PubMed