Stability of the Elbow Joint: Relevant Anatomy and Clinical Implications of In Vitro Biomechanical Studies
J. de Haan1, N.W.L Schep2, D Eygendaal3, G-J Kleinrensink4, W.E Tuinebreijer2, D. den Hartog*, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 168
Last Page: 176
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-5-168
Article History:Received Date: 13/3/2011
Revision Received Date: 26/3/2011
Acceptance Date: 1/4/2011
Electronic publication date: 11/5/2011
Collection year: 2011
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The aim of this literature review is to describe the clinical anatomy of the elbow joint based on information from in vitro biomechanical studies. The clinical consequences of this literature review are described and recommendations are given for the treatment of elbow joint dislocation.
The PubMed and EMBASE electronic databases and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched. Studies were eligible for inclusion if they included observations of the anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow joint in human anatomic specimens.
Numerous studies of the kinematics, kinesiology and anatomy of the elbow joint in human anatomic specimens yielded important and interesting implications for trauma and orthopaedic surgeons.