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ACE Report #9258
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OTA 2016: Long-term implant survival for total elbow arthroplasty in the elderly

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Long-Term Outcomes of Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Distal Humeral Fracture: Results from a Prior Randomized Clinical Trial

Contributing Authors: N Dehghan M Furey EH Schemitsch C Schemitsch MD McKee

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42 elderly patients with a comminuted, intra-articular distal humeral fracture were included in this long-term follow-up study to evaluate the need for revision surgery between patients randomized to total elbow arthroplasty or open reduction and internal fixation. Nineteen deaths occurred in the 42 patients. Follow-up data was obtained from 31 patients at a mean of 8.3 years. There were no differ...

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