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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2010;13(2):299-302.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2010.13.2.299    Published online December 31, 2010.
Arthroscopic Treatment of Stiff Elbow
Young Lae Moon, Ki Young Nam
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Korea. orthoped@chosun.ac.kr
주관절 강직의 관절경적 치료
문영래·남기영
조선대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실
Abstract
PURPOSE
Management of the stiff elbow by arthroscopic procedure is an effective but technically demanding. Our purpose was to review the specific arthroscopic maneuver which can be useful for the stiff elbow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A stiff elbow that is refractory to conservative treatment can be treated surgically to remove soft tissue or bony blocks to motion. The olecranon or coronoid osteophyte and loose bodies have been removed arthroscopically with good results and rare complications.
RESULTS
AND CONCLUSION: For the successful arthroscopic management of elbow stiffness, it need to knowledge and skills for debride contracted tissue and preserve vital anatomic structure.
Key Words: Elbow; Arthroscopy; Stiff elbow; Release


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