Operative Elbow Surgery

 Edited by David Stanley, MD, and Ian Trail, MD

Published by: Churchill Livingstone

​Published in 2011, this book is an authoritative and comprehensive resource for orthopaedic surgeons and trainees dealing with traumatic and non-traumatic disorders of the elbow.

It covers all aspects of elbow surgery, from anatomy, biomechanics, investigation and diagnosis, to the latest surgical approaches and implant devices. With full-color illustrations throughout, this reference work provides practical instructions for the optimal surgical techniques (both traditional open and minimally invasive) for the full range of common and uncommon elbow disorders.

An international team of contributors, carefully selected for their particular expertise, discuss their preferred approaches and provide practical guidance on bone and soft-tissue reconstruction.


Surgical anatomy of the elbow
Biomechanics of the elbow
History and examination
Imaging of theelbow
Surgical Approaches
Post operative pain relief
Child's elbow
Fractures of the distal humerus
Fractures of the radial head
Fractures of the olecranon and proximal ulna
Elbow dislocations
Elbow instability
Complications of elbow fractures
Treatment of elbow contracture
Treatment of ectopic ossification
Sports injuries around the elbow
Tennis and golfer's elbow
Nerve compression around the elbow
Rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow
Osteoarthritis of the elbow
Total elbow arthroplasty
Tumours around the elbow
Spastic dysfunction of the elbow
Tendon transfers
Surgical techniques
Surgical echniques