Revision Arthroscopic Contracture Release in the Elbow Resulting in an Ulnar Nerve Transection

Gay, David M.; Raphael, Bradley S.; Weiland, Andrew J.
May 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 5, p1246
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 45-year-old patient who underwent an open contracture release and nerve grafting after having confirmed with severe ulnar neuropathy, following the elbow arthroscopic contracture release. It was found that the ulnar nerve has been transposed anteriorly and completely transected. It discusses elbow arthroscopy, open contracture release related nerve injuries, and factors to be considered by surgeons before performing an arthroscopic contracture release.


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