1992 年 41 巻 1 号 p. 97-100
Five stiff elbow with primary osteoarthritis were examined. Arthroplasty of the elbow joints was achieved by the posteroateral approach accordig to Tsuge's method. From three days postoperatively a continuous passive motion (CPM) unit was used for a penod of 15 days.
We tried to achieve the widest setting angle of the CPM, without causing any patient motion painh
The average range of motion was 60 degrees preoperatively, increasing to 113.6 degrees after operation. All patients were graded excellent according to Knight's criteria. From these results, although the mean follow up period was only 8 monthe, the aggressive usage of a CPM unit is thought to be useful for Successful results following arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis of the elbow.