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Elbow Arthrodesis 24800

CPT Coding Technique
Indications Complications
Contraindications Follow-up Care / Rehab Protocol
Alternatives Outcomes
Pre-op Planning / Case Card Review References

synonyms:elbow arthrodesis, elbow fusion

Elbow Arthrodesis CPT

Elbow Arthrodesis Anatomy

Elbow Arthrodesis Indications

  • Painful loss of motion
  • Severe elbow instability
  • Infection

Elbow Arthrodesis Contraindications

Elbow Arthrodesis Alternatives

Elbow Arthrodesis Pre-op Planning

  • most useful at 110 flexion,depends on functions desired and opposite arm function
  • see Koller, H, JSES 2008;17:293

Elbow Arthrodesis Technique

  • Sign operative site.
  • Pre-operative antibiotics, +/- regional block.
  • General endotracheal anesthesia
  • position. All bony prominences well padded.
  • Examination under anesthesia.
  • Prep and drape in standard sterile fashion.
  • Irrigate.
  • Close in layers.

Elbow Arthrodesis Complications

  • Nonuion
  • Infection
  • Painful hardware
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • CRPS
  • DVT / PE
  • Heterotopic Ossification

Elbow Arthrodesis Follow-up care

  • Post-op:
  • 7-10 Days:
  • 6 Weeks:
  • 3 Months:
  • 6 Months:
  • 1Yr:

Elbow Arthrodesis Outcomes

  • 100% union, 57% painfree, 29% moderate pain (Koller, H, JSES 2008;17:293)

Elbow Arthrodesis Review References

  • Koller, H, JSES 2008;17:293°


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