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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)
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)
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)
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)
Ankle arthroscopy has become an accepted procedure for the treatment of various intraarticular disorders. More than 100 ankle arthroscopies have been performed at our institution since 1983. To better define the role of arthroscopic surgery in the treatment of ankle disorders, we evaluated the preoperative examination and indications, operative data, 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)
Open rotator cuff repair has shown reliable results in terms of pain relief and improved shoulder function. Recently, however, arthroscopically assisted rotator cuff repair has shown promising preliminary results. We compared the results of these two procedures with regard to pain, function, range of motion, strength, patient satisfaction, and return to(More)