Anatomy and portals

Duncan Thomas McGuire, Gregory I. Bain

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Original cadaveric work by Burman in 1932 established that it was possible to introduce an arthroscope into the joint and visualise many aspects of it with relative ease, however it was andrews and Carson’s paper in 1985, Morrey’s lectures in 1986 and further Poehling’s paper in 1989 that captured the attention of the orthopaedic community. A report of 473 cases, demonstrated that all major and cutaneous nerves around the elbow are at risk, with the ulnar nerve most likely to be involved. The risk increased in complex cases, such as in rheumatoid arthritis and capsular releases. A sound working knowledge of the neurovascular anatomy of the elbow and good technique is essential to performing elbow arthroscopy safely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElbow Arthroscopy
EditorsLuigi Adriano Pederzini, Gregory Bain, Marc R Sarfan
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642381034
ISBN (Print)9783642381027
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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