Thomas Duquin

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Evaluation and Management of Complex Elbow Dislocations

The Problem Complex elbow dislocations are characterized by instability of the elbow with associated fractures. These are difficult injuries to treat with relatively poor outcomes when compared to simple elbow dislocations. The extent of injury can vary greatly from minor fractures to severe injuries with multiple fractures and soft tissue damage. The term “terrible triad”…

Inflammatory Arthropathies of the Shoulder

The Problem Inflammatory arthropathies of the shoulder represent a spectrum of disease that can range from synovitis to advanced arthritis with bone loss. There are several types of inflammatory arthropathies with rheumatoid arthritis being the most common. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the shoulder has a prevalence of 1% and typically affects females (3:1) more than…

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