Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Research

  • ISSN: 2386-5180
  • Journal h-index: 19
  • Journal CiteScore: 5.42
  • Journal Impact Factor: 4.64
  • Average acceptance to publication time (5-7 days)
  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days
+44 7460731551
Awards Nomination
Indexed In
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
  • CiteFactor
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI)
  • Publons
  • Euro Pub
  • Google Scholar
  • Secret Search Engine Labs
  • Zenodo
Share This Page


Case Series: Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Comminuted, Distal Humerus Fractures

Yida Benjamin Joseph Kang, Nicholas Eng Meng Yeo and Tjiauw Tjoen Denny Lie

Introduction: Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is an established treatment for late-stage arthritis of the elbow. In comminuted distal humerus fractures, there is a role in performing total elbow arthroplasty to aid in the restoration of function and range of motion. This is a case series describing TEA in 3 non-rheumatoid patients who sustained comminuted distal humerus fractures.

Methods: Three elderly non-rheumatoid patients who sustained comminuted distal humerus fractures underwent total elbow arthroplasty using Zimmer® Coonrad/morrey prosthesis. Demographic data was retrospectively collected and outcomes were measured using the mayo elbow performance scores.

Results: Post-operatively, the patients demonstrated improvement in mayo elbow performance scores and were able to return to functional activities in their daily lives.

Conclusion: TEA is a viable option for non-rheumatoid elderly patients who sustain comminuted distal humerus fractures due to a low energy fall, with satisfactory outcome measures.