Comparison of perioperative complications after total elbow arthroplasty
in patients with and without diabetes.
Background: Infection and aseptic loosening are common complications of total elbow arthroplasty
(TEA) and often require revision surgery.
Table 1: Summary Table of Surgical Infections before Implementation of the Protocol Age/Sex Index Procedure SSI Type Reoperation 35M Shoulder Arthroscopy Superficial No 48F Open SC Ligament Superficial No Reconstruction 52M Shoulder Arthroscopy Superficial No 47F Shoulder Arthroscopy Superficial No 58F Shoulder Arthroscopy Superficial No F* Shoulder Arthroscopy Superficial No 39M ORIF Ulna Deep Incisional Yes 74F Total Elbow Arthroplasty
Organ/Space Yes 69F Reverse Total Shoulder Organ/Space Yes Arthroplasty 60F Elbow HWR, HO Takedown Deep Incisional Yes 51M ORIF Clavicle Deep Incisional Yes F* Shoulder Arthroscopy Superficial No 43M Knee Arthroscopy Organ/Space Yes 59F Total Elbow Arthroplasty
Organ/Space Yes * Age was not found for this patient.
In addition, this system allows conversion of a distal humerus hemiarthroplasty to a total elbow arthroplasty
without revising the humeral stem.
Among the topics are the history of the procedure, the cardiac patient, measurement and assessment tools, unlinked elbow replacement arthroplasty, total elbow arthroplasty
for blood disorders, shoulder component design and fixation, and the radiographic assessment of painful shoulder arthroplasty.
Articles cover such topics as operative treatment of fractures of the clavicle and nonunions, isolated tuberosity fractures, open reduction and internal fixation of proximal humerous fractures, nonunions of the humeral shaft, total elbow arthroplasty
and reconstruction to relieve post-traumatic stiffness and instability.
In 1999, Sperling and associates (3) were the first to describe the use of the semiconstrained Coonrad-Morrey total elbow arthroplasty
(Zimmer Corporation, Warsaw, IN) in the treatment of malignancies of the distal humerus.
There have been very few reports of treatment by primary total elbow arthroplasty
for chronic dislocation, (1,6,7) despite the fact that elbow arthroplasty after trauma or nonunion is well accepted.
When nonoperative treatments have failed, total elbow arthroplasty
(TEA) may provide an effective treatment option.
The section is rounded out with examinations of total elbow arthroplasty
and upper extremity golf injuries.
Total elbow arthroplasty
can provide satisfactory results in the majority of patients with significant degeneration of the elbow.
26) This provides excellent visualization of the ulnohumeral articular surface and allows for internal fixation of intra-articular distal humerus fractures and total elbow arthroplasty