OKOJ, Volume 1, No. 3

Removal of Polymethylmethacrylate Bone Cement During THA

Because of the intricacies of component removal, cement removal, and the ultimate reconstruction, the surgeon must be familiar with the more-extensile exposures that can be added to the standard exposure.

    • Keywords:
    • revision total hip arthroplasty

    • revision total hip replacement

    • PMMA

    • implant removal

    • stem removal

    • femoral component removal

    • cement removal

    • cemented implant

    • Subspecialty:
    • Adult Reconstruction

Complex Elbow Instability Fracture-Dislocation

The elbow is the second most commonly dislocated joint in adults. Complex instability of the elbow represents a spectrum of injuries defined by disruption of the capsuloligamentous restraints and articular elements of the elbow. The mechanism of elbow dislocation has traditionally been felt to occur as a result of a hyperextension force across the elbow. This mechanism fails to fully explain the pattern of soft-tissue and bony injuries associated with elbow dislocations. The management of complex elbow instability requires a full understanding of the biomechanics of the elbow and the articular and soft-tissue contributions to elbow stability. The principles of nonsurgical and surgical management of complex elbow instability are reviewed extensively.

    • Keywords:
    • elbow fracture

    • broken elbow

    • elbow dislocation

    • dislocated elbow

    • fracture dislocation of the elbow

    • complex elbow dislocation

    • coronoid process fracture

    • olecranon fracture

    • radial head fracture

    • radial neck fracture

    • terrible triad of the elbow

    • ODriscoll classification

    • Reagan-Morrey classification

    • Mayo classification

    • Mason classification

    • Hotchkiss classification

    • extension block splinting

    • internal fixation

    • plate fixation

    • hinged external fixation

    • radial head excision

    • ligamentous repair

    • ligamentous reconstruction

    • Subspecialty:
    • Shoulder and Elbow