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We undertook a prospective study using arthroscopy to determine the intraarticular derangement caused by initial anterior shoulder dislocations. Of our 32 patients, 15 (47%) had a grade I, grade II, or grade III Hill-Sachs lesion. The patients were 29 men and 3 women whose ages ranged from 15 to 28 years (mean 22 years). All of the patients studied were(More)
We assessed the clinical utility of 42 arthroscopic releases for lateral epicondylitis in 40 patients (average age, 43 years) with an average of 14 months of symptomatic history before surgery. At arthroscopy, we found 15 type I lesions (intact capsule), 15 type II lesions (linear capsular tear), and 12 type III lesions (complete capsular tear), and(More)
Thirty-three patients (35 full-thickness rotator cuff tears) who underwent arthroscopically assisted mini open repair between June 1987 and January 1990 were evaluated for shoulder function and cuff integrity. The study population was composed of 19 women and 14 men with an average age of 63 years (range 35-76) and an average follow-up of 3.7 years (range(More)
Arthroscopic treatment of transchondral talar dome fractures allows accurate visualization and debridement of the lesion with less postoperative morbidity and earlier mobilization than arthrotomy. Although many studies document the results of open treatment, no reports of long-term results of arthroscopic treatment of these fractures have been published. We(More)
Arthroscopy is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of various elbow and wrist disorders. Because of the close proximity of vital neurovascular structures, arthroscopy of these joints must be undertaken with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and with experience with the surgical procedures. Although there are reports of complications from(More)
Arthroscopic synovectomy is a valuable tool in treating synovitis of the knee joint. We have identified a group of patients who benefit from ankle synovectomy. To determine the indications and long-term results of arthroscopic synovectomy of the ankle, we evaluated the history, preoperative examination, roentgenograms, and operative data of patients who(More)
As our understanding of the anatomy and function of the elbow joint continues to grow and technology continues to advance, our ability to correct disorders of the elbow with arthroscopic techniques will expand. Today, we are at the brink of major advances in the arthroscopic evaluation and treatment of elbow ailments. Many open surgical procedures currently(More)
Injury to the capsular ligaments of the knee commonly occurs in conjunction with cruciate ligament injury. An untreated grade III sprain can lead to recurrent meniscal injury, failure of cruciate ligament reconstruction, and arthrosis. Careful clinical examination is necessary to identify injuries to discrete ligaments and estimate the severity of injuries(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the arthroscopic treatment of trochanteric bursitis in patients who have not responded to nonoperative treatment. METHODS Thirty patients were enrolled in this study to evaluate the results of arthroscopic bursectomy. Outcomes were assessed by use of a visual analog pain scale, Harris Hip(More)
The static restraints of various surgical procedures for chronic lateral ankle instability were compared. Forty cadaveric ankles were divided equally into the following five groups: 1) ankles with intact anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments, 2) ankles with incised anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments, 3) ankles with(More)