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Biomechanical Comparison of Elbow Stability Constructs

Despite surgical stabilization of complex elbow trauma, additional fixation to maintain joint congruity and stability may be required. Multiple biomechanical constructs include static external fixator (SEF), hinged external fixator (HEF), Internal Joint Stabilizer (IJS), or a hinged elbow orthosis (HEO). Optimal adjunct fixation to surgical reduction is yet to be determined.

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Source: JSES

Dallas County Medical Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Texas Medical Association American Society for Surgery of the Hand