Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Shingo Nobuta

Shingo Nobuta
Tohoku Rosai Hospital,
4-3-21, Dainohara, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 981-8563

  • Research Article
    Long-term Results of Ulnohumeral Arthroplasty for Symptomatic Elbow Osteoarthritis
    Author(s): Shingo Nobuta, Katsumi Sato and Eiji ItoiShingo Nobuta, Katsumi Sato and Eiji Itoi

    Objective: Symptomatic elbow osteoarthritis with painful limitation of motion requires surgical treatment. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the long-term results of open ulnohumeral arthroplasty (UHA) and to investigate the factors influencing results. Methods: Twenty-two elbows from 20 patients were evaluated after a mean follow-up of 82 months. The patients included 19 men and a woman with a mean age of 56 years. All patients had been complaining of motion pain and loss of flexion-extension arc of the elbow before surgery. The preoperative radiographs were graded with a point system, and preoperative evaluations and the outcomes at follow-up were assessed using the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS). Results: At the final follow-up evaluation, ten elbows had no motion pain and 11 others had .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000196

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