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Endoscopic Olecranon Bursal Resection for Olecranon Bursitis: A Comparative Study for Septic and Aseptic Olecranon Bursitis

Endoscopic Olecranon Bursal Resection for Olecranon Bursitis: A Comparative Study for Septic and Aseptic Olecranon Bursitis

Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume 21(2): 167-172

Open excision of the olecranon bursa has been performed traditionally. However, surgical complications such as wound healing problems and recurrence may occur after the surgery. The purpose of this study was to report on the clinical outcomes of endoscopic olecranon bursal resection performed in both septic and aseptic olecranon bursitis. We retrospectively reviewed 30 patients who underwent endoscopic olecranon bursal resection from June 2007 to January 2012. There were 20 males and 10 females. The ages ranged from 22 to 80 years, with an average age of 57.4 years and the average follow-up was 21.1 months (6-61.5 months). There were 15 cases in the septic group. The treatment outcome was measured according to the following; the rate of recurrence, range of motion, complications associated with surgery, VAS and QuickDASH. There were no complications such as postoperative infection or neurovascular injuries. In the septic group, the VAS and QuickDASH scores were significantly improved from 5.6 to 0.1 and from 28 to 1.3, respectively. In the aseptic group, the VAS and QuickDASH scores were improved from 0.6 to 0.1 and from 25.7 to 0.5, respectively. In all cases, there were no recurrences and no limitations of joint motion until the final follow-up. We were able to obtain excellent outcomes without recurrence by performing endoscopic olecranon bursal resection in both septic and aseptic olecranon bursitis.

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DOI: 10.1142/s2424835516500156

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