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Treatment of primary degenerative arthritis of the elbow by ulnohumeral arthroplasty. A long-term follow-up.
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PMID:  12729106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between 1990 and 1996 we performed 20 consecutive ulnohumeral arthroplasties for primary osteoarthritis of the elbow. The outcome was assessed using the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Score (DASH) and the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) at a mean follow-up of 75 months (58 to 132). There were excellent or good results in 17 elbows (85%) using the DASH score and in 13 (65%) with the MEPS (correlation coefficient 0.79). The mean fixed flexion deformity had improved by 10 degrees and the range of flexion by a mean of 20 degrees. In 16 elbows (80%) the benefits of surgery had been maintained, and of 16 patients working at the time of operation, 12 (75%) had returned to the same job. There was no correlation between radiological recurrence of degenerative changes and the amount of fixed flexion deformity, the flexion arc, or the elbow scores.
N J Phillips; A Ali; D Stanley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-05     Completed Date:  2003-05-29     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, England, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty / methods*
Elbow Joint / radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / radiography,  surgery*
Patient Satisfaction
Treatment Outcome

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