Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Outcomes and Complications After Elbow Hemiarthroplasty for Complex Distal Humerus Fractures and Post Traumatic Arthritis. Review of the Literature

Georgios Konstantopoulos1*, Athanasios Serlis1, Panagiotis Poulios2 and Konstantinos Perpirakis3

1Royal London Hospital, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, UK
2Barnet Hospital, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, UK
3Metropolitan General Hospital, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Georgios Konstantopoulos, Royal London Hospital, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, UK.

Received: December 21, 2020; Published: January 16, 2021



  Distal humerus fractures remain a challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. In most of the cases the choice of treatment is surgical, and depending on the patient characteristics this would include ORIF, Total elbow replacement and elbow hemiarthroplasty. Although EHA is commonly used to deal with elbow fractures, to our knowledge there is one study that elbow hemiarthroplasty was used in young patients with post traumatic arthritis.
The aim of this article is to review the functional outcomes and the complications after elbow hemiarthroplasty for acute distal humerus fractures and treatment of post traumatic arthritis.

Keywords: Elbow Hemiarthroplasty; Outcomes; Complications; Post Traumatic Arthritis; Distal Humerus; Fracture



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Citation: Georgios Konstantopoulos., et al. “Outcomes and Complications After Elbow Hemiarthroplasty for Complex Distal Humerus Fractures and Post Traumatic Arthritis. Review of the Literature".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.2 (2021): 21-26.


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