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Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Using The Novel Docking Plus Technique In 324 Athletes, Benjamin F. Donohue, Marc G. Lubitz, Timothy E. Kremchek Jan 2019

Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Using The Novel Docking Plus Technique In 324 Athletes, Benjamin F. Donohue, Marc G. Lubitz, Timothy E. Kremchek

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BACKGROUND: This retrospective case series examined 324 athletes who received elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction by a single surgeon in a private practice over a 9-year period. The novel Docking Plus technique for elbow UCL reconstruction in 324 athletes provided good or excellent Conway score results in 88% of patients. The preponderance of previous studies examining UCL reconstruction outcomes were performed by surgeons at one of only three institutions (Andrews Institute, Hospital for Special Surgery, Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic).

METHODS: Patients undergoing UCL reconstruction from November 2005 to December 2014 were identified and contacted with a mailed survey and ...


Stress Fractures Of The Elbow In The Throwing Athlete: A Systematic Review., Shelby R. Smith, Nirav K. Patel, Alex E. White, Christopher J Hadley, Christopher C. Dodson Oct 2018

Stress Fractures Of The Elbow In The Throwing Athlete: A Systematic Review., Shelby R. Smith, Nirav K. Patel, Alex E. White, Christopher J Hadley, Christopher C. Dodson

Rothman Institute Faculty Papers

Background: Stress fractures of the elbow are rare in throwing athletes and present a challenge from both a management and rehabilitation perspective. Although the incidence of stress fractures of the elbow is increasing, there is a lack of data in the literature focused on throwers.

Purpose: To evaluate studies regarding the management and outcomes of stress fractures of the elbow in throwing athletes.

Study Design: Systematic review; Level of evidence, 4.

Methods: A systematic review was conducted by searching the Scopus, PubMed, and Cochrane Library electronic databases to identify studies reporting on the management and outcomes of stress fractures in ...


The Assessment Of Medial Stability Of The Elbow Using Sonography And Three Clinical Tests, Andrew Michael Demoss Jan 2017

The Assessment Of Medial Stability Of The Elbow Using Sonography And Three Clinical Tests, Andrew Michael Demoss

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Introduction: Injuries to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the elbow are a common occurrence in overhead throwing athletes. Clinical assessment of the medial elbow can be assisted using Sonography. Ultrasound imaging can be used to determine the width of the medial joint space. This study will determine whether altering the joint angle in the elbow during various clinical tests has an effect on the width of the medial joint space.

Methods: Ultrasound images of the non-dominant elbow were collected during three clinical tests of medial elbow stability; valgus stress test, weighted valgus test and the milking maneuver. The width of ...


Optimizing The Rehabilitation Of Elbow Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries, Ranita Harpreet Kaur Manocha Mar 2016

Optimizing The Rehabilitation Of Elbow Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries, Ranita Harpreet Kaur Manocha

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Elbow lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries frequently arise following trauma, and can result in disabling instability. Typically such injuries are managed with immobilization followed by a graduated exercise regime; however there is minimal biomechanical evidence to support current treatment protocols. This investigation examines the in vitro effectiveness of several rehabilitation techniques using a custom elbow motion simulator. It was found that active range of motion is safest in the overhead position (n = 7). Early motion in this position may reduce the incidence of elbow stiffness without compromising ligament healing following LCL injury. Forearm pronation and active motion stabilize the LCL-deficient ...