An elbow dislocation occurs when the upper arm and forearm get separated from their normal position. The bone of the upper arm (humerus) normally touches the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna). When an elbow dislocation occurs, these bones are separated from their normal alignment. Elbow dislocations are the second most common joint dislocation, following shoulder dislocations.
The system, which is designed for patients with destabilized radial head fractures, includes side loading spacers and single-use instrument kits to save time in the OR, improve efficiency and reduce costs, according to the release. It is reportedly the first system to use radiolucent trials that allow for better visualization of the elbow joint during trials and more accurate implant sizing during surgery.
Arthroscopic osteocapsular arthroplasty for elbow contracture led to an increase in motion, good to excellent outcomes and good long-term survivorship, according to results from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Unfortunately COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) has put the world into a frenzy and changed lives drastically in the US. At this time, it's important to remember to listen to your public officials regarding local incidence of disease and any restrictions that the city may have put in place. Here in Houston, we already have several instances of people getting tested positive.