Repair and augmentation of the lateral collateral ligament complex using internal bracing in dislocations and fracture dislocations of the elbow restores stability and allows early rehabilitation (2019)
Abstract: Purpose: Most elbow dislocations can be treated conservatively, with surgery indicated in special circumstances. Surgical options, apart from fracture fixation, range from repair or reconstruction of the damaged ligaments to static external fixation, usually entailing either a long period of immobilization followed by carefully monitored initiation of movement or dynamic external fixation. In general, no consensus regarding surgical treatment has been reached. A new method of open ligament repair and augmentation of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament using a non-absorbable suture tape in cases of acute and subacute elbow instability following dislocations has been described here, which allows an early, brace-free initiation of the full range of motion…..