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Mid-term outcome of GSB-III total elbow arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and patients with post-traumatic arthritis.
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PMID:  19373479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: We reviewed the mid-term outcome of GSB-III semi-constrained total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) and compared the results of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and those suffering from post-traumatic arthritis (PTA). PATIENTS: Forty-five patients with 54 replaced elbows, with an average age of 69 (range 49-84) were clinically [using Mayo Clinical Performance Index (MCPI) and Liverpool Elbow Score (LES)] and radiographically assessed. The average follow-up was 54 (range 20-103) months. RESULTS: Based on MCPI 82% of patients had excellent or good outcome. This figure was 88% for RA and 64% for PTA group (P = 0.22). Overall MCPI was 83.7(+/- 19) and LES 7.5 (+/- 1.8). Neither the MCPI (P = 0.39) nor the LES (P = 0.95) were statistically different between the RA and PTA groups. The mid-term outcome of GSB-III TEA is satisfactory. CONCLUSION: The recommendation of TEA, including in patients with PTA, is supported.
Rouin Amirfeyz; Neil Blewitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  129     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-02     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1505-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Library, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Level 5, Queen's Building, Bristol, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / surgery*
Arthroplasty, Replacement / methods*
Chi-Square Distribution
Elbow Joint / injuries,  surgery*
Joint Prosthesis
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / etiology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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