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Closed-Wedge osteotomy for osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum. A 7- to 12-year follow-up.
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PMID:  10921645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article details a 7- to 12-year follow-up of seven young male baseball players with osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum that we treated using closed-wedge osteotomy. This procedure was established by Yoshizu in 1986 for the treatment of "Little League elbow." The bone of the capitellum was revascularized and remodeled within 6 months in all seven patients. Six of the patients were able to return to full athletic activity and continued to play baseball. Radiographic assessment during the follow-up study revealed minimal osteoarthritic change and suggests that the treatment is useful for such an injury.
Y Kiyoshige; M Takagi; K Yuasa; M Hamasaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of sports medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0363-5465     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Sports Med     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-20     Completed Date:  2000-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609541     Medline TA:  Am J Sports Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saiseikai Yamagata Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Remodeling*
Elbow / blood supply,  injuries,  pathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Osteochondritis Dissecans / pathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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