The image orientation is that proximal (i.e., toward the humeral side) is toward the top of the image, distal (i.e., toward the olecranon side) to the bottom, medial to the left (with the posterior aspect of the medial gutter being visualized toward the far left), lateral to the right, and the motorized shaver is separating osteophyte on the left side from native olecranon on the right side. Prior to prepping and draping, the surgeon must verify that adequate space is available to range the elbow as needed and to pass instruments. Arthroscopic Treatment of Valgus Extension Overload Jonathan H. Capelle Larry D. Field DEFINITION Valgus extension overload of the elbow is commonly seen in the overhead-throwing athlete and is associated with medial compartment distraction, lateral compartment compression, and posterior compartment impingement.5,7 ANATOMY The bony articulation of the elbow joint provides primary … Created by: John Kiel on 18 June 2019 01:54:11. Dugas JR(1). (B) For further debridement, an arthroscopic ablation device is used to debride soft tissue to expose the posterior surface of the olecranon by using the PL portal for viewing and the dP portal for instrument passage. Following failure of nonoperative measures, surgical options consist of arthroscopic or limited incision posteromedial decompression. Valgus extension overload: diagnosis and treatment. Delivering bony fragments through the PL portal is easier than through the dP portal because there are fewer layers of soft tissue to traverse between the elbow joint and skin (lateral epicondyle [LE], and radial head [Rad], direct lateral portal [L], posterolateral portal [PL], and accessory posterolateral portal [aPL]). -, Fleisig G.S., Barrentine S.W., Escamilla R.F., Andrews J.R. Biomechanics of overhand throwing with implications for injuries. indications. Athletes in many sports may experience VEO and other common pathologies related to the high repetitive stresses generated by the overhead throwing motion. 2014;23:273–278. Weak, clumsy hand grip 4. Treatment for VEO initially centers on rest from the irritating agent-throwing-, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and a physical therapy program. Author information: (1)American Sports Medicine Institute, 2660 10th Avenue South, Suite 505, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA. Elbow arthroscopy is used to debride the elbow joint and posteromedial olecranon osteophytes. (C) Using the PL portal for viewing and the dP portal for instrument passage, an arthroscopic motorized shaver can be used to debride surrounding soft tissue as well as debride the margins of the osteophyte to reduce its size. 2010;38(2): 363-368. -, Kelly E.W., Morrey B.F., O'Driscoll S.W. If the conservative treatment fails, further imaging may show a bone spur or damage to the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow. The status of the medial collateral ligament must be accurately assessed and managed because medial collateral ligament insufficiency is often a factor in the development of valgus extension overload. Treatment: Nonoperative NSAIDS, throwing rest, activity modification, steroid injections . Following failure of nonoperative measures, surgical options consist of arthroscopic or limited incision posteromedial decompression. Pain and tenderness around the elbow, especially while throwing or straightening the elbow 2. The image orientation is that proximal (i.e., humeral side) is toward the top of the image, distal (i.e., olecranon side) is toward the bottom, medial is toward the left, and lateral is toward the right. The image orientation is that proximal (i.e., toward the humeral side) is toward the top of the image, distal (i.e., toward olecranon side) to the bottom, medial to the left, lateral to the right, and the Freer elevator is separating osteophyte on the left side from native olecranon on the right side. Valgus extension overload syndrome (VEO) is the result of supraphysiologic stresses placed across the posterior elbow during pitching. Initially treatment centers on rest or avoiding activities that recreate the pain. Paulino F.E., Villacis D.C., Ahmad C.S. IAR INSTITUTE FOR ATHLETE REGENERATION References Miyashita K, Kobayashi H, Koshida S, Urabe Y. Glenohumeral, scapular, and thoracic angles at maximum shoulder external rotation in throwing. -, Nelson G.N., Wu T., Galatz L.M., Yamaguchi K., Keener J.D. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. -, Wilson F.D., Andrews J.R., Blackburn T.A., McCluskey G. Valgus extension overload in the pitching elbow. For valgus extension overload, if initial nonoperative treatment fails, arthroscopic debridement or limited incision arthrotomy to decompress the posterior compartment is indicated. This image is taken from the viewpoint of the surgeon looking down onto the posterolateral aspect of the right elbow with the patient in the lateral decubitus position; the top of the photo is perpendicular to the posterior elbow, and the bottom of the photo is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the forearm/hand, with the right side of the photo toward the patient's head, and the left side of the photo toward the patient's torso. This procedure is followed by an intense rehabilitation program that lasts from six months to a year, depending on the position an athlete plays. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.04.005. Swelling around the elbow 3. "Valgus extension overload syndrome" refers to the clinical syndrome which may be seen in adolescent or skeletally-mature athletes. (A) Using the posterolateral (PL) portal in the right upper extremity for viewing and the direct posterior (dP) portal for instrument passage, a Freer elevator is used to probe for the plane between the fractured olecranon osteophyte and the native olecranon. In: OrthopaedicsOne - The Orthopaedic Knowledge Network. Valgus extension overload (VEO) syndrome is a condition seen in throwing athletes, in which repetitive stresses of throwing lead to progressive changes within the elbow joint, which cause pain and athletic impairment. The following chapter provides an overview of the relevant anatomy, biomechanics, and diagnosis of VEO. Make an edit and help improve WikSM for everyone. Based on review of the preoperative imaging and palpation of anatomical landmarks, the location of the ulnar nerve with respect to the medial epicondyle (ME), the olecranon tip (OTip), and the associated fractured olecranon osteophyte (FX) are marked. Valgus extension overload syndrome (VEO) is the result of supraphysiologic stresses placed across the posterior elbow during pitching. See this image and copyright information in PMC. Following failure of nonoperative measures, surgical options consist of arthroscopic or limited incision posteromedial decompression. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Normally, as the elbow extends, stabilizers including the UCL and flexor pronator mass ensure conforming motion across the ulnotrochlear articulation [ 44 ]. (D) Using the PL portal for viewing and the dP portal for instrument passage, the osteophyte has been adequately freed of its attachments and is now ready for extraction from the elbow. Abstract. No patients were performed other operation for elbow pain. 1996;21:421–437. Tommy John surgery is a surgical graft procedure in which the injured UCL is replaced with a tendon graft taken from the forearm or the hamstring tendons. Valgus extension overload syndrome (VEO) is the result of supraphysiologic stresses placed across the posterior elbow during pitching. Treatment options for valgus extension overload. Following failure of nonoperative measures, surgical options consist of arthroscopic or limited incision posteromedial decompression. 1983;11:83–88. Last modified Jul 25, 2012 01:17 ver. HHS Retrieved Valgus extension overload (VEO) can cause significant morbidity in the throwing athlete. Portals marked are the direct posterior (dP) portal 2 cm proximal to the olecranon tip, in the midline of the triceps tendon. These spurs may cause dull aching pain in the back of the elbow during the follow-through motion of throwing. (B) In a similar manner, on the posterolateral side of the right elbow, the relevant bony landmarks and potential portals are marked including the olecranon tip (OTip), lateral epicondyle (LE), and radial head (Rad). Valgus extension overload. Kelsey.mclemore@andrewscenters.com Valgus extension overload (VEO) is a constellation of symptoms and pathology commonly seen in the overhead athlete. While it is possible for anyone to … Numbness or tingling in the ring and pinky finger(s) 5. 2020 Feb 25;9(3):e387-e391. (A) The bony and soft-tissue landmarks as well as potential portals to be used are marked after positioning in a lateral decubitus position and draping with the right arm bent over an arm holder. The Freer elevator is used to separate the fractured osteophyte from the native olecranon but not necessarily completely detach the osteophyte. Some fibrous attachments between the osteophyte and native olecranon should be left in place to assist in stabilization for further debridement. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. As before, this image is taken from the viewpoint of the surgeon looking down onto the posterolateral aspect of the elbow with the patient in the lateral decubitus position; the top of the photo is perpendicular to the posterior elbow, the bottom is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the forearm, the right side is toward the patient's head, and the left side is toward the patient's torso. Valgus extension overload.OrthopaedicsOne Articles.In: OrthopaedicsOne - The Orthopaedic Knowledge Network.Created May 14, 2012 06:17. 2016 Aug 8;5(4):e845-e850. Reducing the size of the fractured osteophyte will assist in its eventual extraction. The image orientation is that proximal (i.e., humeral side) is toward the top of the image, distal (i.e., olecranon side) to the bottom, medial to the left, and lateral to the right. There is minimal tenderness with full flexion and extension of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and no tarsometatarsal joint laxity bilaterally. 2006 Feb;2(1):83-93. doi: 10.1007/s11420-005-5124-6. Barousse P, Saper M, Meijer K, Roth C, Andrews JR. Arthrosc Tech. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. Elbow arthroscopy: Early complications and associated risk factors. It is most often diagnosed in athletes who perform activities that put a … Valgus extension overload is a common source of elbow pain in the overhead athlete and frequently re- quires surgery. (A) To facilitate delivery of the osteophyte from the elbow joint, the arthroscope should be inserted into the dP portal and an 11-blade should be used to extend the length of the PL portal incision. The view in the image is of the posteromedial elbow. 2.Retrieved Throwing exercises can begin in about 16 weeks. Occasional locking or catching of the elbow Elbow arthroscopy: valgus extension overload. This technique report details the steps of arthroscopic treatment of VEO in a patient with a subluxating ulnar nerve. Am J Sports Med. VEO also causes pain, swelling, and possible numbness. Clinics in sports medicine 29.4 (2010): 645-654. Created Jun 05, 2010 11:02. The top of the photo is toward the shoulder, and the bottom edge of the photo is toward the hand, medial is to the left, and lateral is toward the right. In addition, the contralateral lower extremity rests on the operating table, flexed slightly at the knee with all bony prominences padded and the peroneal nerve around the fibular neck unencumbered. (A) After completion of a diagnostic arthroscopy of the posterior compartment, the direct posterior (dP) portal is established in the right upper extremity under direct visualization following placement of an 18-gauge spinal needle and triangulation. Elbow Arthroscopy for Treatment of Valgus Extension Overload. Loss of control while throwing 6. 3. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2016;45:144–151. For arthroscopy of the athlete's elbow and treatment of the sequelae of valgus extension overload, the previously described portals usually suffice, and a medial portal is not usually necessary. These osteophytes then limit terminal extension and cause pain with range of motion. Valgus extension overload syndrome (VEO) is the result of supraphysiologic stresses placed across the posterior elbow during pitching. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. (B) To retrieve the osteophyte, the dP portal is used for visualization and an arthroscopic grasper is placed in the PL portal to retrieve the bony fragment. Removal of these osteophytes can allow pitchers and other overhead athletes to return to play. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. This image is taken from the viewpoint of the surgeon looking down onto the posterior aspect of the elbow with the patient in the lateral decubitus position; the top of the photo is toward the shoulder, and the bottom of the photo is toward the hand, with lateral facing right and medial facing left. Again, the image orientation is that proximal (i.e., toward the humeral side) is toward the top of the image, distal (i.e., toward the olecranon side) toward the bottom, medial toward the left, lateral toward the right, and the ablation device is separating osteophyte on the left side from native olecranon on the right side. Treatment Non-operative treatment: this includes taking anti-inflammatory medication, if advised by your doctor, along with changing your throwing technique if necessary. Valgus extension overload (VEO) can cause significant morbidity in the throwing athlete. due to overload of lesser metatarsal heads; risk associated with shortening of hallux MT . HSS J. The goal is to expose irregularities in the surface contour of the olecranon suggestive of an osteophyte, encased loose body, and/or fractured olecranon tip. Valgus extension overload: diagnosis and treatment. Handheld Osteotomes Facilitate Arthroscopic Treatment of Elbow Valgus Extension Overload. An initial course of nonoperative treatment consists of activity modification with a period of rest from throwing, intra-articular cortisone injections, and non steroid anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Valgus-extension overload is a condition in which repetitive and stressful upper-extremity movements lead to changes within the elbow joint, causing pain and impairment. Specifically, impingement may occur between the olecranon and olecranon fossa due to high shear forces in the posterior elbow compartment 4. ... ↑ Dugas, Jeffrey R. "Valgus extension overload: diagnosis and treatment." Arthrosc Tech. OrthopaedicsOne Articles. Valgus extension overload in the pitching elbow Franklin D. Wilson, MD , James R. Andrews, MD , Turner A. Blackburn, RPT, ATC , and George Mccluskey, RPT The American Journal of Sports Medicine 1983 11 : 2 , 83-88 This laxity may cause bony abutment and impingement within the olecranon fossa, which in turn create posteromedial osteophytes. ... A 45-year-old woman undergoes surgical treatment … The patient is placed in the lateral decubitus position with the right arm…, (A) The bony and soft-tissue landmarks as well as potential portals to be…, (A) After completion of a diagnostic arthroscopy of the posterior compartment, the direct…, (A) Using the posterolateral (PL) portal in the right upper extremity for viewing…, (A) To facilitate delivery of the osteophyte from the elbow joint, the arthroscope…, NLM Valgus Extension Overload Syndrome describes the formation of bone spurs in the back of the elbow. Harada M, Takahara M, Mura N, Sasaki J, Ito T, Ogino T. Risk factors for elbow injuries among young baseball players. If nonoperative treatment fails, surgical intervention is necessary. Valgus extension overload (VEO) is a constellation of symptoms and pathology commonly seen in the overhead athlete. 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