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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2017;22(4):261-267.
Published online December 1, 2017.
Reconstruction of an Ulnohumeral Joint in a Young Patient with Iatrogenic Joint Fusion: A Case Report
Chang-Hun Lee1, Hwang-Kyun Oh1, Bong Gun Lee2, Kwang-Hyun Lee2
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 25 July 2017   • Revised: 29 September 2017   • Accepted: 19 October 2017
Elbow arthrodesis is a predictable salvage surgery for advanced elbow joint disease. However, iatrogenic joint fusion impaired activity of daily living. In the presented case, a young woman suffered from an iatrogenic joint fusion which developed after several surgeries for comminuted intercondylar fracture of distal humerus. We tried to reconstruct the ulnohumeral joint, as she was too young to have a total elbow arthroplasty. Finally, she regained the motion of elbow and satisfied with the clinical outcome after two consecutive operations. We described the process of recovery and summarized the pearls and pitfalls.
Key Words: Reconstruction, Ulnohumeral joint, Iatrogenic joint fusion

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