SECTION II: GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS: Elbow: PDF OnlyOsteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow: A Long-Term Follow-Up StudyBAUER, MATS; JONSSON, KJELL; JOSEFSSON, PER, OLOF; LINDÉN, BJARNESection Editor(s): GARFIN, STEVEN R. M.D.; FIELDING, J. WILLIAM M.D. Author Information From the Departments of Orthopaedics and Diagnostic Radiology, Malmö General Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. Reprint requests to Per Olof Josefsson, M.D., Department of Orthopaedics, Malmö General Hospital, S-214 01 Malmö, Sweden. Received: March 20, 1991. Revised: September 10, 1991. Accepted: September 11, 1991. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: November 1992 - Volume 284 - Issue - p 156-160 Free Abstract Thirty-one patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum humeri were followed for an average of 23 years. There were symptoms in about half of the elbows at the follow-up examination. Impaired motion and pain on effort were the most common complaints. Roentgenographic signs of degenerative joint disease were present in more than half of the elbows and correlated with a reduced range of motion. The diameter of the radial head increased in comparison with the contralateral elbow in two thirds of the patients. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.