Arthrofibrosis After Periarticular Fracture Fixation

Ian McAlister, Stephen Andrew Sems

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Abstract

Arthrofibrosis after periarticular fractures can create clinically significant impairments in both the upper and lower extremities. The shoulder, elbow, and knee are particularly susceptible to the condition. Many risk factors for the development of arthrofibrosis cannot be controlled by the patient or surgeon. Early postoperative motion should be promoted whenever possible. Manipulations under anesthesia are effective for a period of time in certain fracture patterns, and open or arthroscopic surgical debridements should be reserved for the patient for whom nonoperative modalities fail and who has a clinically significant deficit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Fracture Fixation
Open Fractures
Debridement
Elbow
Lower Extremity
Knee
Anesthesia
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Arthrofibrosis
  • Elbow
  • Fracture
  • Knee
  • Periarticular
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Arthrofibrosis After Periarticular Fracture Fixation. / McAlister, Ian; Sems, Stephen Andrew.

In: Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 345-355.

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McAlister, Ian ; Sems, Stephen Andrew. / Arthrofibrosis After Periarticular Fracture Fixation. In: Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 2016 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 345-355.
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