Transarticular approach for elbow arthroscopy


      Arthroscopy of the stiff elbow joint is a technically difficult procedure because of the decreased joint space of the elbow joint, even to experienced surgeons. Problems encountered include limited access of instrument to the intra-articular space and an increased risk of cartilage injury in the contracted elbow joint. This study describes a novel transarticular approach for elbow arthroscopy that allows the safe and effective creation of the proximal medial and lateral portals.
      Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 19, No 4 (April), 2003: pp E37


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