Essex-Lopresti injuries comprise a complex injury to the radial head, interosseous membrane, and distal radial ulnar joint (DRUJ). Recognition of this injury is necessary to prevent long-term morbidity secondary to pain, stiffness, and arthrosis that accompany the chronic longitudinal forearm instability associated with missing this diagnosis. Effective treatment is predicated on restoration of a stable radiocapitellar joint restoring radial length. Direct intervention to stabilize the DRUJ is provided on a case-by-case basis. Reconstruction of the interosseous membrane is described, but the necessity to do so and the long-term outcomes from interosseous membrane reconstructions are not clearly established.
|Title of host publication||The Unstable Elbow|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
- Interosseous membrane
- Longitudinal forearm instability