Arthroskopisches Kapselrelease des Ellenbogens

Translated title of the contribution: Arthroscopic capsular release of the elbow

K. T. Ditsios, B. S. Werner, K. Yamaguchi

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Limited mobility of the elbow joint can be due to various factors, the most common of which is trauma to the elbow. In addition, limited elbow movement can be a direct cause of decreased functionality and interfere with everyday life activities. The majority of the patients can recover a functional range of motion if physical therapy is combined with a splinting regimen. However, some patients will experience continued elbow stiffness. Traditionally, open techniques have been successful in releasing the elbow joint capsule and regaining functional range of motion. Early results of arthroscopic elbow capsule release were associated with an increased rate of peripheral nerve injury. Due to technical progress and modifications, arthroscopic capsular release of the elbow is now a safe and dependable-although technically challenging-method to regain elbow motion.

Translated title of the contributionArthroscopic capsular release of the elbow
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)296-302
Number of pages7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011


  • Arthroscopic release
  • Elbow
  • Joint capsule release
  • Restricted movement
  • Stiffness


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