This book provides readers with detailed guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and disorders of the elbow, including dislocation, complex instability, articular fractures, epicondylitis and epitrochleitis, distal biceps and triceps tendon injuries, peripheral nerve pathology, snapping triceps syndrome, elbow stiffness, and upper limb compartment syndrome. The choice between conservative and surgical treatment in different settings is clearly explained, and detailed advice offered on selection of surgical technique. A separate section provides a deeper understanding of the most common sports-related elbow pathologies, and their management, based on careful correlation with the movements performed by athletes in particular sports. Extensive consideration is also given to rehabilitation and physiotherapy protocols. This book will be of value for all orthopedic surgeons and other specialists who care for patients with elbow injuries, which can represent a challenge even to the more experienced.
• Provides guidance on evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of elbow injuries and disorders
• Describes and compares surgical techniques
• Discusses rehabilitation and physiotherapy protocols
• Explains how sports injuries of the elbow are related to the movements performed by athletes
Roberto Rotini is Director of Shoulder and Elbow Unit and is responsible for the research program titled “Orthopedic Clinical Pathology” of Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute of Bologna. From 2002 he has been teaching, with the role of Professor on contract, shoulder and elbow matters at the Orthopaedic post-graduate school of Bologna University. He is member of ESSSE/SECEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow) from 2002, he is part of the Board of Italian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SICSeG) from 2005 and has been the President of this Society in 2013-14. He is part of the Editorial Board of Muskuloskeletal Surgery.