The main goals of treatment of these osteochondral lesions are:
Atraumatic removal of small fragments
Pain-free and normal elbow function
2. Suitable fracture types
The elbow is a complex joint and has a large area of articular cartilage. Osteochondral fragments can originate from any part of the joint surface. The capitellum is the most commonly affected portion of the joint.
3. Patient preparation
This procedure is normally performed with the patient in a supine position.