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Short-term results of the PROSNAP linked elbow prosthesis with a snap-in structure and modular flange for the reconstruction of severely damaged rheumatoid elbows.
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PMID:  24656309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the early clinical results of the reconstruction of problematic elbow joints due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using a PROSNAP linked elbow prosthesis (Kyocera Medical, Osaka, Japan) for total elbow arthroplasty.
METHODS: Seventeen elbows in 14 RA patients were replaced with a PROSNAP elbow with cement fixation. The patients comprised 1 man and 13 women, with a mean age of 63.9 years (range, 52-83 years) at the time of surgery. The preoperative conditions of the elbows were arthritis mutilans (n = 10), an ankylosed or stiff elbow with a preoperative range of motion of 45° or less (n = 4), and loosening of a primary total elbow arthroplasty (n = 3). The mean follow-up period was 47.7 months (range, 32-69 months), with a 100% follow-up rate. The clinical outcome of the elbows was evaluated by the Mayo Elbow Performance Index (maximum, 100 points).
RESULTS: The mean postoperative Mayo Elbow Performance Index score improved from 57.6 points to 97.1 points. Preoperatively, 3 of the 17 elbows were judged as good, 7 as fair, and 7 as poor; at final follow-up, 16 elbows were judged as excellent and 1 as good. Complications were noted in 1 elbow (6%), which had undergone a postoperative fracture.
CONCLUSIONS: The PROSNAP elbow prosthesis can be safely implanted through a relatively easy procedure and provides satisfactory short-term clinical outcomes for the reconstruction of severely damaged RA elbows.
Keiichiro Nishida; Kenzo Hashizume; Ryuichi Nakahara; Masatsugu Ozawa; Ryozo Harada; Takahiro Machida; Yoshihisa Nasu; Toshihumi Ozaki; Hajime Inoue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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