Total Elbow Arthroplasty

Steven M. Koehler, David S. Ruch

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Total elbow arthroplasty with a semiconstrained, linked system has evolved as a reliable and predictable treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and comminuted, unreconstructable distal humerus fractures of the elbow. This chapter details the steps to successfully implant a semiconstrained, linked arthroplasty and details the pearls, pitfalls, and controversies of each step. The goal of the chapter is that the reader is sufficiently prepared to perform a successful primary total elbow arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Techniques
Subtitle of host publicationShoulder and Elbow Surgery
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323508803
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Elbow osteoarthritis
  • Elbow posttraumatic arthritis
  • Elbow rheumatoid arthritis
  • Total elbow arthroplasty
  • Total elbow replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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