Streckdefizit im ellenbogen beim sportler: Was kann dahinter stecken?

Translated title of the contribution: Elbow extension deficit in athletes: What could lie behind it?

J. Paul, S. Siebenlist, D. Hensler, K. Wörtler, A. B. Imhoff

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Deficits in the range of motion of the elbow in athletes can be diverse in their aetiology. The most common causes are arthroliths (ventral and/or dorsal), scar tissue and hypertrophy of the capsule as well as various forms of synovitis, such as pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), Panners' disease and chondromatosis. An amateur volleyball player with a stress-induced extension deficit of the right elbow, presented in our clinic. Arthroscopic arthrolysis revealed a combination of synovitis and capsular hypertrophy with secondary osteophytic reaction. Full range of motion could be restored with ventral arthroscopic and dorsal mini-open treatment with partial synovectomy, debridement and removal of ossifications.

Translated title of the contributionElbow extension deficit in athletes: What could lie behind it?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


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