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Christian Jung, Lena Tepohl, Reina Tholen, Knut Beitzel, Stefan Buchmann, Thomas Gottfried, Casper Grim, Bettina Mauch, Gert Krischak, Hans Ortmann, Christian Schoch, Frieder Mauch
Background: Tears and lesions of the rotator cuff are a frequent cause of shoulder pain and disability. Surgical repair of the rotator cuff is a valuable procedure to improve shoulder function and decrease pain. However, there is no consensus concerning the rehabilitation protocol following surgery. Objectives: To review and evaluate current rehabilitation contents and protocols after rotator cuff repair by reviewing the existing scientific literature and providing an overview of the clinical practice of selected German Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery e...
2018: Obere Extremität
Rony-Orijit Dey Hazra, Helmut Lill, Gunnar Jensen, Julia Imrecke, Alexander Ellwein
Around one third of humeral fractures and 2-6% of all fractures occur to the distal part of the humerus. There is a bimodal distribution differentiating between young male patients with high-energy and elderly female patients with low-energy trauma related to osteoporosis. The AO classification and Dubberley subclassification are used in daily routine. Most fractures are diagnosed on radiographs. For further evaluation, three-dimensional computed tomography is recommended, especially for comminuted or complex fractures...
2018: Obere Extremität
Kevin E Wilk, Christopher A Arrigo
There are numerous complications that can occur following a musculoskeletal injury or surgery in the sporting population. Prevention of the most frequent complications is the key in any successful rehabilitation program, but occasionally problems do occur. A thorough well-designed postoperative or postinjury rehabilitation program may prevent these problems. However, if complications do arise, a team approach among the parties involved in the process to develop an evidenced-based treatment program designed for the underlying complication can successfully treat these issues...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
D Bustamante-Suárez de Puga, R Cebrián-Gómez, E Villegas-Robles, J Sanz-Reig, J Más-Martínez, C M Verdú-Román, M Morales-Santías, E Martínez-Giménez
BACKGROUND: Open «arthrolysis» has been the standard treatment for elbow stiffness, with good results. However, the associated complications of open arthrolysis and the advancements in arthroscopic surgery have allowed including the latter as an additional approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and March 2016, 6 patients with posttraumatic elbow stiffness underwent arthroscopic surgery by the same surgical team. Pre- and post-operative assessment included pain with a numerical visual analogue scale, elbow joint range of motion with a goniometer and the Mayo Elbow Performance Index questionnaire...
September 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Marco Freddolini, Francesco Esposito, Leonardo Latella, Massimiliano Marcucci, Andrea Corvi
A crutch is prescribed to permit the patient to walk safely and independently immediately after total hip replacement (THR) surgery. Purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of the crutch setup on upper limbs biomechanics, including shoulder joint kinematics and kinetics parameters that will be evaluated to detect possible differences related to the crutch length. Thirty patients were randomly assigned to elbow flexed (EF) or elbow extended (EE) forearm crutch setup. Subjects were asked to walk on the laboratory path, instrumented with motion tracking system and force platforms...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Matthew J Kraeutler, Eric C McCarty, John W Belk, Brian R Wolf, Carolyn M Hettrich, Shannon F Ortiz, Jonathan T Bravman, Keith M Baumgarten, Julie Y Bishop, Matthew J Bollier, Robert H Brophy, James L Carey, James E Carpenter, Charlie L Cox, Brian T Feeley, John A Grant, Grant L Jones, John E Kuhn, John D Kelly, C Benjamin Ma, Robert G Marx, Bruce S Miller, Brian J Sennett, Matthew V Smith, Rick W Wright, Alan L Zhang
BACKGROUND: Shoulder instability is a common diagnosis among patients undergoing shoulder surgery. PURPOSE: To perform a descriptive analysis of patients undergoing surgery for shoulder instability through a large multicenter consortium. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: All patients undergoing surgery for shoulder instability who were enrolled in the MOON Shoulder Instability Study were included...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Will B J Rudge, Kelechi Eseonu, Matthew Brown, Simon Warren, Addie Majed, Ian L Bayley, Simon M Lambert, Deborah Higgs, Mark Falworth
BACKGROUND: Deep prosthetic infection is a potentially devastating complication after total elbow arthroplasty, with an incidence of up to 12%. This study examined the demographics, microbiologic profile, and outcomes of infected total elbow arthroplasty treated with 2-stage revision in a tertiary referral unit. METHODS: We identified 19 consecutive patients (mean age, 65 years) undergoing revision arthroplasty for deep prosthetic infection. All patients underwent a first-stage procedure with removal of implants, débridement, and insertion of an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer, followed by at least 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Nathan D Orvets, Aaron M Chamberlain, Brendan M Patterson, Peter N Chalmers, Michelle Gosselin, Dane Salazar, Alexander W Aleem, Jay D Keener
BACKGROUND: This study describes the short-term functional and radiographic outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in shoulders with a B2 glenoid deformity addressed with corrective reaming. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective series of consecutive patients who underwent TSA with a Walch B2 glenoid quantified by computed tomography scan. All glenoid deformities were addressed using partially corrective glenoid reaming. Radiographic and functional outcome measures, including scores on the visual analog scale for pain, American Shoulder and Elbow Standardized Shoulder Assessment, and Simple Shoulder Test were collected...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
K Keely Boyle, Thomas R Duquin
Infection after orthopedic procedures is a devastating and serious complication associated with significant clinical and financial challenges to the health care system and unfortunate patient. The time and resource-intensive nature of treating infection after orthopedic procedures has turned attention toward enhancing prevention and establishing quality improvement measures. Prevention strategies throughout the perioperative period include host optimization, risk mitigation, reducing bacterial burden and proper wound management...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Teruhisa Mihata, Thay Q Lee, Kunimoto Fukunishi, Yasuo Itami, Yukitaka Fujisawa, Takeshi Kawakami, Mutsumi Ohue, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Although sports participation and heavy physical work can contribute to rotator cuff tears, many patients expect to return to these activities after surgery; however, irreparable rotator cuff tears can preclude this outcome. A new surgical treatment-arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR)-restores shoulder stability and muscle balance in patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears; consequently, it improves shoulder function and relieves pain. PURPOSE: To evaluate the rates of return to sports and physical work among patients treated with arthroscopic SCR...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Martin Kroslak, George A C Murrell
BACKGROUND: A number of surgical techniques for managing tennis elbow have been described. One of the most frequently performed involves excising the affected portion of the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB). The results of this technique, as well as most other described surgical techniques for this condition, have been reported as excellent, yet none have been compared with placebo surgery. HYPOTHESIS: The surgical excision of the degenerative portion of the ECRB offers no additional benefit over and above placebo surgery for the management of chronic tennis elbow...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Johannes Buckup, Frederic Welsch, Yves Gramlich, Reinhard Hoffmann, Philip P Roessler, Karl F Schüttler, Thomas Stein
Background: Recurrent instability following primary arthroscopic stabilization of the shoulder is a common complication. Young, athletic patients are at the greatest risk of recurring instability. To date, the literature contains insufficient description regarding whether return to sports is possible after revision arthroscopic Bankart repair. Hypothesis: Patients presenting with recurrent instability after primary arthroscopic stabilization should expect limitations in terms of their ability to partake in sporting activities after revision surgery...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Edward S Chang, Meghan E Bishop, Christopher C Dodson, Peter F Deluca, Michael G Ciccotti, Steven B Cohen, Matthew L Ramsey
Background: Although much literature exists regarding the treatment and management of elbow dislocations in the general population, little information is available regarding management in the athletic population. Furthermore, no literature is available regarding the postinjury treatment and timing of return to play in the contact or professional athlete. Purpose: To review the clinical course of elbow dislocations in professional football players and determine the timing of return to full participation...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Ki-Tae Na, Seok-Whan Song, Yoon-Min Lee, Jae-Hoon Choi
BACKGROUND: Triceps weakness is a common complication of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA). Many posterior approaches for TEA have been introduced to maintain triceps function. The present study evaluated the clinical outcomes and extensor strengths of primary TEA with modified triceps fascial tongue approach. METHODS: Twenty-one primary TEAs performed in 20 patients by a single surgeon were reviewed with a mean of 64.2 months (range, 24-127 months) of follow-up. Every TEA was performed using the modified triceps fascial tongue approach, with the Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Sedat Develi
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the existence of nerve innervation of the triceps brachii muscle via ulnar nerve and its clinical importance in terms of nerve transfer or susceptibility to iatrogenic injuries during surgical procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 35 skeletally mature upper extremities of adult cadavers were included in the present study. Ulnar nerve was revealed from medial cord to the distal of cubital fossa. Existence of the branches of the ulnar nerve and communicant branch of the radial nerve was examined in the brachium...
February 7, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
F F Fernandez, S Vatlach, T Wirth, O Eberhardt
The medial condyle fracture of the humerus is-in comparison to the lateral condyle fracture-a very rare Salter-Harrison IV-fracture of the elbow. In this prospective study 14 children were included and reviewed. One child had minimal displacement fracture type I, one child had type II, and 12 children had type III-fractures. One patient was treated conservatively by an upper arm cast; thirteen were surgically treated using open reduction and osteosynthetical treatment. Postoperatively the elbow was immobilized in 90° flexion and neutral position in a long-arm cast for 4-6 weeks...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Gregory T Mahony, Brian C Werner, Brenda Chang, Brian M Grawe, Samuel A Taylor, Edward V Craig, Russell F Warren, David M Dines, Lawrence V Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Although anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) successfully improves pain and function, not all patients improve clinically. This study was conducted to determine patient-related factors for failure to achieve improvement after primary TSA for osteoarthritis at 2 years postoperatively. METHODS: This prospective study reviewed an institutional shoulder registry for consecutive patients who underwent primary TSA for osteoarthritis from 2007 to 2013 with baseline and 2-year postoperative American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form scores...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Juan A Sánchez-Margallo
PURPOSE: New laparoscopic devices are being continuously developed to overcome some of the technical and ergonomic limitations of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery. This study aims to assess the surgeon's surgical performance and ergonomics during the use of a handheld, robotic-driven, articulating laparoscopic instrument during LESS surgery. METHODS: Seven right-handed experienced surgeons took part in this study. A set of basic suturing tasks and digestive and urological procedures in a porcine model were performed...
February 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
Sung-Min Rhee, Nam Yun Chung, Hyeon Jang Jeong, Joo Han Oh
BACKGROUND: Subacromial pain pumps are used for analgesia after arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. However, there is controversy about myotoxic or tendinotoxic effects of local anesthetics. HYPOTHESIS: Ropivacaine administered via a subacromial pain pump would have no adverse effect on rotator cuff tendon healing, fatty degeneration, strength, or functional outcomes after arthroscopic repair. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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