Live today: Instability of the Elbow


Tonight is the first episode of our new series!

Thursday, November 7th 2019, 6pm:

Instability of the ElbowElbow Joint Surgery

A 48-year-old man fell 2m off a ladder about a year ago. When he tried getting up, he noticed a deformation of his elbow and severe pain. Therefore, he called the emergency number and was brought to the hospital by the ambulance. The doctor diagnosed a trauma of the elbow, which was then treated surgically.
Unfortunately, the patient is still suffering from severe pain a year later and therefore decides to visit his doctor again.
During the clinical examination the doctor detects, that there is indeed still a deformation of the elbow. However, circulation of the arm is not affected, neither is the sensitivity, nor the soft tissue mantle. Only the movability is restricted, due to strong pain. After the examination an X-ray, CT and MRI of the arm are taken and the clinically diagnosed ligament instability is confirmed. A second surgery needs to be performed.
Prof. Dr Atesch Ateschrang, Exec. Consultant & Head of Section Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Surgery at the BG Clinic Tübingen, Department for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
 PD Dr Fabian Springer, Senior Consultant at the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Tübingen & unit manager BG Clinic Tübingen
Stefanie Gruber, Physiotherapist at the BG Clinic Tübingen

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