Post-traumatic stiff elbow: clinical assessment
published in November - December 2017 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.6
Alessandro Ruggeri

This article presents several different modes for the assessment of post-traumatic elbow stiffness. There are multiple factors that can influence the choice of therapeutic strategy: first of all, the patient’s age and occupation. But, above all, the time from onset, since by about six months post trauma the chances of obtaining an improvement with the use of conservative options is notably reduced. Other useful information can be gathered by testing the limits of joint motion and residual stability.