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Elbow arthroscopy for neglected osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum.
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PMID:  12132837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reviewed results of elbow arthroscopy for neglected osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum. Of more than 140 patients having elbow arthroscopy at our institution, 10 patients (11 elbows) had OCD of the capitellum and fulfilled inclusion criteria. Criteria included symptoms of at least 2 years' duration, loss of motion for at least 6 months, or radiographic evidence of secondary degenerative changes. One patient was lost to follow-up. The remaining 9 (10 elbows) were male patients with a median age of 20 years (range, 15 to 58 years). Follow-up averaged 4.6 years (range, 2 to 8 years). Using a 100-point system, postoperative elbow scores averaged 92 (range, 55 to 100). All patients returned to preoperative activities, though only 8 of 10 believed that surgery resulted in improvement. Elbow arthroscopy for neglected OCD can result in functional improvement. However, results are not as good as those reported with earlier intervention.
J W Byrd; B F Elrod; K S Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1059-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  J South Orthop Assoc     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-22     Completed Date:  2002-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211289     Medline TA:  J South Orthop Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southern Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center and the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Elbow Joint* / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Osteochondritis Dissecans / physiopathology,  surgery*
Range of Motion, Articular
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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