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Arthroscopy for limitation of motion of the elbow.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8679028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-five patients with limitation of motion of the elbow joint caused by the intraarticular pathologies were treated with the following arthroscopic procedures: removal of loose bodies, excision of osteophytes, anterior capsular release, abrasion arthroplasty, and partial excision of the radial head. The extension of the elbow improved by 7 degrees, from a preoperative average of 21 degrees to a postoperative average of 14 degrees. The flexion of the elbow improved by 17 degrees, from a preoperative average of 113 degrees to a postoperative average of 130 degrees. The total range of motion improved by 24 degrees, from a preoperative average of 92 degrees to a postoperative average of 116 degrees. The average score of the Elbow Rating Scale of Morrey improved from a preoperative value of 2.8 to a postoperative value of 4.6. Twenty-three patients (92%) were satisfied with their results. Arthroscopy of the elbow is an effective diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for the limitation of motion caused by the intraarticular problems with minimal morbidity and rapid functional recovery.
S J Kim; H K Kim; J W Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0749-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-22     Completed Date:  1996-08-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  680-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seodaemoon Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroscopy* / methods
Bone Diseases / surgery
Contracture / surgery
Elbow Joint / injuries,  surgery*
Endoscopy* / methods
Fractures, Bone / surgery
Joint Diseases / surgery
Joint Loose Bodies / surgery
Middle Aged
Movement Disorders / surgery
Osteochondritis Dissecans / surgery
Patient Satisfaction
Radius / surgery
Range of Motion, Articular

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