Post-traumatic stiff elbow
published in November - December 2017 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.6
Alice Tiberi

Elbow stiffness is a frequent problem after joint trauma, causing functional impairment of the upper limb. The severity of the dysfunction depends on the nature of the initial trauma as well as on the treatment used. An appropriate clinical assessment, associated with the complementary examinations, is essential for therapeutic planning. Post-traumatic elbow stiffness is a disabling condition that still remains challenging to treat despite our improved understanding today of the pathogenesis of post-traumatic contractures.