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Case Report Pages 33-35
Abstract: Joint contracture of the elbow is not an uncommon finding. Traumatic insults to the elbow as well as surgical manipulation followed by immobilization can lead to arthrofibrosis. However, several cases of mild elbow insult resulting in severe elbow contracture have been reported in the literature. This phenomenon, when the level of trauma does not match the subsequent elbow stiffness and there are repeated early recurrences after soft-tissue contracture release, has been coined "refractory arthrofibrosis" . To the best of the authors' knowledge, this case report presents the first instance of refractory arthrofibrosis after mild elbow trauma in the pediatric population.
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