Stiff Elbow

Arthritis of the elbow most commonly seen:

  • Post traumatic. 
  • Osteoarthritis (normal wear and tear)
  • Inflammatory - Rheumatoid
  • Stiffness – reduction in functional range of motion
  • Locking, catching
  • Pain
  • Deformity

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis with destruction of joint is seen less often now due to better medical and immunomodulatory treatments. The following stages:

  • Mild synovitis – osteopenia. Treatment is largely medical management.
  • Moderate synovitis – narrow joint space – treated by synovectomy if drugs cannot relieve the pain. This can be done arthroscopically.
  • Severe synovitis – loss of articular cartilage - resurfacing arthroplasty.
  • Mechanical instability – destroyed joint - semi constrained arthroplasty

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Louise Mcguire
Spire Elland Hospital
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