Essentials In Elbow Surgery: A Comprehensive Approach to by Samuel Antuña, Raúl Barco

By Samuel Antuña, Raúl Barco

The concept of this e-book is especially easy. these days, there are various solid, very entire, “thick” books on hand on Elbow surgical procedure. even if they're worthwhile to procure discrete information regarding particular themes, they're too huge to be a person pleasant for a basic orthopedic general practitioner dealing with universal elbow difficulties. The expanding curiosity between younger surgeons on elbow difficulties is outstanding. it's been our event through the years, instructing our citizens and viewers, that there's a genuine call for for a much less vast ebook, effortless to learn, and with useful information regarding the main quite often encountered difficulties of the elbow. this article will be adequate to appreciate the typical elbow perform for a basic orthopedic medical professional and a consultant to benefit easy elbow surgical procedure in the course of education. there's not anything like this to be had this present day. it is going to be strongly orientated to perform, and the entire authors, popular the world over for his or her services on elbow surgical procedure, may be homogeneous of their message.

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More sensitive imaging such as CT, MRI, or bone scan may be needed for diagnosis or characterization of the fracture. Treatment Athletes who are diagnosed with an olecranon stress fracture should be instructed to take a period of active rest from overhead throwing or any other activities that may trigger symptoms. The athlete’s symptoms and bony healing on 3 Medial Elbow Pain x-ray determine the length of this period. Active rest is followed by a gradual return to throwing activity with an emphasis on technique and subsequent return to play.

34. Takahara M, et al. Conservative treatment for osteochondrosis of the humeral capitellum. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36:868–72. 35. Miyake J, Masatomi T. Arthroscopic debridement of the humeral capitellum for osteochondritis dissecans: radiographic and clinical outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2011;36(8):1333–8. 36. Bauer M, Jonsson K, Josefsson P, Lindén B. Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow: a long-term follow-up study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992;284:156–60. 37. Ovesen J, Olsen BS, Johannsen HV. The clinical outcomes of mosaicplasty in the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the distal humeral capitellum of young athletes.

The great majority of patients get better over time and do not need aggressive treatments. Oral medication and physiotherapy can help, but they have failed to prove clear benefit [8]. If pain persists beyond 3 months or the patient pursues a quicker recovery, we offer an injection of platelet-rich plasma. The studies available with this form of treatment have shown promising results [9, 10]. If this option does not solve the problem, surgical treatment is offered, although usually never before 6 months.

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