Free online Mayo Elbow Performance Score calculator

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Mayo Elbow Performance Score calculator

About the score:

The Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) was originally published in 1993 in the text book The Elbow and its Disorders, 2nd ed.. The MEPS is modified from a scoring system originally published by Borberg and Morrey in 1987 in the journal Clinical Orthopedic Related Research.

The MEPS measures elbow function across four domains: pain (45 points), stability (10 points), range of motion (20 points), and daily functional tasks (25 points).

Scores are categorized as >90 = excellent, 75-89 = good, 60-74 = fair, <60 = poor.

Original Literature:

Morrey, Bernard F. The elbow and its disorders. Saunders, 1993.

Validation Literature:

Cusick, Michael C., et al. “Accuracy and reliability of the Mayo elbow performance score.” Journal of Hand Surgery 39.6 (2014): 1146-1150.
Turchin, Diana C., Dorcas E. Beaton, and Robin R. Richards. “Validity of observer-based aggregate scoring systems as descriptors of elbow pain, function, and disability.” JBJS 80.2 (1998): 154-162.

Additional Literature:

de Boer, YTJE A., et al. “Comparative responsiveness of four elbow scoring instruments in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.” The Journal of rheumatology 28.12 (2001): 2616-2623.

About the score developer:

Dr. Bernard F. Morrey, MD is former chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic (1988-1997), as well as former president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is currently Professor of Orthopedics at Both Maoy and at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His clinical and areas of expertise include biomechanics, joint replacement, and disorders of the elbow.

To view his publications, please visit PubMed