Osteochondritis dissecans of the right capitellum with osteocartilaginous loose bodies of the elbow in a male gymnast: a case report

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Title translated into German:Osteochondrosis dissecans des rechten capitulum humeri mit freien Knochen-Knorpel-Gelenkkoerpern des Ellbogengelenks bei einem maennlichen Kunstturner: ein Fallbericht
Author:Svihlik, Larry W.
Published in:Chiropractic sports medicine
Published:7 (1993), 3 , S. 79-82, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199409069840

Author's abstract

A case of osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum with osteocartilaginous loose bodies of the elbow is reported in a 13-year-old male gymnast. No single episode of acute trauma was reported, and early radiological exams were negative for pathology. A conservative rehabilitation approach illustrated continued limitation in elbow extension/flexion, which raised suspicion of articular derangement and was later proven by additional radiological and arthroscopic evaluation. Postsurgical rehabilitation then enabled the restoration of additional elbow range of motion. Verf.-Referat