Management of geriatric elbow injury [review] Review uri icon

abstract

  • Approximately 4.1% of all fractures in the elderly involve the elbow. Most elbow injuries in geriatric patients occur as the result of low-energy mechanisms such as falls from standing height. Elbow injuries in elderly patients present complex challenges because of insufficient bone quality, comminution, articular fragmentation, and preexisting conditions, such as arthritis. Medical comorbidities and baseline level of function must be heavily considered in surgical decision making.

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publication date

  • 2021