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Surgical repair of traumatic medial disruption of the elbow in competitive athletes.
  1. G Inoue,
  2. Y Kuwahata
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Branch Hospital, Japan.


    Five active athletes with acute medial elbow rupture were treated with muscle-ligamentous repair and a spiked washer. All patients regained full strength as well as stability of the elbow, and resumed previous sporting activities within 3 months of surgery. Early surgical repair of the ligament and flexor mass should be considered for active athletes who exhibit gross instability of the elbow on a valgus stress test without anaesthesia.

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