Sorry for the new thread. Thought I'd start a new one since the most recent one was becoming lengthy.
I have been diagnosed with OCD of the elbow. Forward back 2-3 years the surgeon performed arthscopy to remove the loose body and cartilage, however, did not repair the lesion itself. He did advise of the oats procedure, but had no experience and advised that this may leave compilations in the joint. I have read from else where though that most people who have had the procedure had successful outcomes.
I live in Australia. I feel as though most surgeons here are not up with the procedures and techniques used for this condition. Hence, why I have been seeking out advise in the US (Currently speaking to Dr Dugas who I have read has loads of experience)
If you can post your experience and provide advice I would greatfully appreciate it.
Post by Mike Azzam, MD on Jun 7, 2016 13:43:42 GMT -6
Hi user 212,
I have spoken with Dr. Dugas, and he would recommend that you speak to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. He would be the closest to you in Australia (California), and has experience with the OATS procedure for the elbow. There are many factors to consider including, history, symptoms, imaging, and exam, which are impossible to do over a message board.
Glenn fleisig, it was a repetitive injury, and experienced this condition from 14-15 (I am now 22). I use to ride push bikes a lot when i was younger and I think my elbow become a shock absorber, which then gave way. I also never played baseball or cricket
I am a male and regularly active, but no athlete. Just looking to keep fit nd not be restricted..
Mike Azzam, I should of been more specific, my apologies. I am actually located in the country, Australia.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2016 23:38:41 GMT -6 by user212
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Jun 13, 2016 15:12:04 GMT -6
user212, Dr. Azzam recognized that you are in Australia. We do not know of any doctors there with expertise of OCD of the elbow. There may be some, or like you said, perhaps the surgeons in Australia are not up with the procedures and techniques used for this condition. If you have the chance to come to the U.S., Dr. ElAttrache in California would be a good person to see. Otherwise, we don't know what else to recommend.