Fractures involving the elbow in adults are complex and technically demanding injuries to treat. Majority of these injuries that require an operation and can lead to complications such as not healing. The key to obtaining good outcomes for patients with these complex injuries is a wide surgical exposure of the elbow joint to allow the surgeon to carefully fix the multiple fracture fragments involving the joint surface. But the surgical exposure needs to be safe and not violate any other important anatomy around the elbow such as stabilising ligaments, nerves and blood vessels.
Associate Professor Raniga and his team developed a novel surgical technique that allows an excellent exposure of the elbow that is safe and leads to improved stability and healing after surgery.
Matthias A. Zumstein, Sumit Raniga, Remy Flueckiger, Lorenzo Campana, Beat K. Moor.