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
    Influence of Remained Medial Osteophyte on the Outcome after Ulnohumeral Arthroplasty
    Author(s): Shingo Nobuta, Katsumi Sato and Eiji ItoiShingo Nobuta, Katsumi Sato and Eiji Itoi

    Objective: The authors reported the long-term results of ulnohumeral arthroplasty (UHA) for symptomatic elbow osteoarthritis. UHA does not allow access to the medial ulnohumeral osteophyte and to the radiohumeral joint, and the influence of remained medial ulnohumeral osteophyte on the outcome is still unclear. The purpose of the present study was to determine the influence of remained medial osteophyte on the outcome in a much larger sample size. Methods: Fifty-eight elbows in 51 patients with elbow osteoarthritis underwent UHA and were evaluated. Before surgery, all patients complained of motion pain and loss of flexion-extension arc of the elbow. Preoperative evaluation and the outcome at follow-up were assessed using Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS), and medial ulnohumeral osteophyte was assessed in anteroposterior radiograph. .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000267

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