Table 2: Summary table for outcomes of open joint debridement-2.

Study and yearDesignLevel of evidence Followup (months)Pain Δ ROM Δ
Function Δ

Allen et al., 2004 [15]Case seriesIV926Good pain relief.
No measure reported
21
Sarris et al., 2004 [16]Case seriesIV1536Morrey’s system (0–3 Likert scale).
All patients reported 0 after-operatively
32No measure used. Reported that all patients returned to work
Phillips et al., 2003 [17]Case seriesIV2075Good pain relief.
No measure reported
20(i) DASH (17 with good or excellent results)
(ii) MEPI (13 with good or excellent results)
(iii) 12 out of 16 working before-operatively returned to work
Antuña et al., 2002 [18]Case seriesIV45 (46 elbows)8076% had complete pain relief.
No measure reported
22MEPI (before 55 to After 83)
Forster et al., 2001 [19]Case seriesIV43 (44 elbows)39Morrey’s system (0–3 Likert scale).
(1.8 before to 1.1 after)
25