Successful Elbow Contracture Release Secondary to Melorheostosis

Hyun Sik Gong; Kyung Hak Lee; Joo Han Oh; Jin-Haeng Chung; Goo Hyun Baek; Moon Sang Chung
May 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 5, p1106
Academic Journal
The article looks at research conducted on the release of elbow contracture caused by melorheostosis, a condition marked by stiffness, deformity, or pain of the joints. Melorheostosis is defined as a developmental dysplasia of cortical bone characterized by hyperostosis along the cortex. The diagnosis, as well as surgical and non-surgical treatments, of the condition are discussed.


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