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Table 4 Summary of Arthroscopic Procedures

From: Treatment of osteoarthritis of the elbow with open or arthroscopic debridement: a narrative review

Author Year Patient Mean Age (years) Patient Symptoms Number of patients and elbow (n=) Type of treatment Follow Up (Months) Range/mean Evaluation Methods Pain scale Treatment Outcomes
(average Flexion/extension arc)
Cohen et al. [14] 2000 46 Pain, Stiffness, Locking 26 Patients, 26Elbows Arthroscopic debridement 35.3 ROM and pain score 0–6 Likert scale from MEPI (after 2.9 points) Improvement of 18°
Kelly et al. [33] 2007 51 Pain and loss of range of motion 24 patients 25 elbows Arthroscopic debridement 24 to 123 Andrews and Carson score Decreased from 7 to 2 Improved by 21°
Krishnan et al. [15] 2007 36 Pain and loss of range of motion 11 patients 11 elbows Arthroscopic ulnohumeral arthroplasty 24–29 (VAS),(MEPS) Decreased from 9.2 to 1.7 improvement of 73°
Adams et al. [37] 2008 52.8 Pain and loss of range of motion 50 patients 52 elbows Arthroscopic debridement 26–68 ROM,MEPI Subjective pain(0–5) Decreased 2.86 to 1.44 Improvement of 26.23°
Yan Hui et al. [16] 2011 23 ± 5 Pain, Locking, Loss of Range of motion 35 Patients 36 elbows Arthroscopic debridement 16–98 (HSS), ROM,pain scale All atheletes reported pain improvement. Improved by 16°
MacLean et al. [17] 2013 42 Pain and locking 20 patients 21 elbows arthroscopic debridement 66 (DASH), Mayo, and ROM Measure not reported. unchanged
Lim et al.(8) 2014 51.4 Terminal pain at flexion and extension with limitation of motion 43 patients 43 elbows Arthroscopic d ebridement 38 (VAS),(MEPI) Decreased from 4.5 to 2.2 mean flexion improved from 103° to 116°
Miyake et al. [34] 2014 38 Pain at the endpoints of movement and stiffness, catching or locking 20 patients 20 elbows Arthroscopic debridement 24 to 29 Mayo Elbow Performance Score, Range of motion No measure reported, pain disappeared or decreased post operatively. Flexion PRE OP from 121° to to 130° POST OP
Merolla et al. [35] 2015 48 Pain, limited range of motion 48 patients 48 elbows Arthroscopic joint debridement 44 (ROM), pain score, (OES), and (MEPS) Decreased from 7.2 ± 1.6 to 4.3 ± 1.1 ,Flexion PRE OP from 115.73° ± 16.53° to128.75° ± 12.35° POST OP
Galle et al. [36] 2016 48 Loss of elbow motion, Pain 46 patients 46 elbows Arthroscopic osteo-capsular arthroplasty 40.8 (VAS), (MEPS), (DASH), (ASES) ASES pain Score post op 40 +/−12 flexion (PRE OP from 126° to 135° POST OP
  1. Abbreviations: Range Of Motion(ROM), Mayo Elbow Performance Score(MEPS), Disabilities of Arm Shoulder and Hand(DASH), American Shoulder and Elbow Score(ASES), Visual Analogue Scale(VAS), Oxford Elbow Score(OES), Mayo Elbow Performance Index(MEPI), Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) elbow scoring system