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tenotomy AND disability

Jan Zabrzyński, Łukasz Paczesny, Agnieszka Zabrzyńska, Dariusz Grzanka, Łukasz Łapaj
Disorders of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) are a common source of shoulder pain and disability. This tendon can be well visualized using ultrasonography; however, little is known if such examination allows clinicians to predict pathological changes of the tendon structure. In the study described below, we compare preoperative sonographic findings with the data from shoulder arthroscopy and microscopic examination of the excised tendon fragments in 19 consecutive patients with LHB tendinopathy and clinical suspicion of its instability...
February 5, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Nicolas J Dedy, Conor J Gouk, Fraser J Taylor, Michael Thomas, S L Ezekiel Tan
BACKGROUND: The deltopectoral approach for reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) requires subscapularis tenotomy or lesser tuberosity osteotomy. Whether the subscapularis should be repaired at the conclusion of the procedure remains controversial. The present study sonographically assessed the subscapularis after RSA and evaluated the effect of tendon integrity on functional outcome. METHODS: All patients who had undergone RSA in the Gold Coast University Hospital between 2005 and 2016 were included...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Michael P Gaspar, Michael A Motto, Sarah Lewis, Sidney M Jacoby, Randall W Culp, A Lee Osterman, Patrick M Kane
Background: Recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a common debilitating condition, with numerous treatment options of varying success. An injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to improve LE, although it is unclear whether the method of needling used in conjunction with a PRP injection is of clinical importance. Purpose: To determine whether percutaneous needle tenotomy is superior to percutaneous needle fenestration when each is combined with a PRP injection for the treatment of recalcitrant LE...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Alexis Schnitzler, François Genêt, Aurélie Diebold, Laurence Mailhan, Claire Jourdan, Philippe Denormandie
BACKGROUND: Knee flexion contractures occur frequently in non-ambulatory, aged persons and persons with central nervous system lesions, rendering positioning and nursing care difficult. There are often risks associated with surgical interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous needle tenotomy to lengthen the knee flexor muscles and improve passive function. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all patients who underwent percutaneous needle tenotomy between 2012 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
Lyndsay E Somerville, Kevin Willits, Andrew M Johnson, Robert Litchfield, Marie-Eve LeBel, Jaydeep Moro, Dianne Bryant
Purpose  Shoulder pain and disability pose a diagnostic challenge owing to the numerous etiologies and the potential for multiple disorders to exist simultaneously. The evidence to support the use of clinical tests for superior labral anterior to posterior complex (SLAP) is weak or absent. The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic validity of physical examination maneuvers for SLAP lesions by performing a methodologically rigorous, clinically applicable study. Methods  We recruited consecutive new shoulder patients reporting pain and/or disability...
October 2017: Surgery Journal
Darren D Thomas, Andrew S Bernhardson, Ethan Bernstein, Christopher B Dewing
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can lead to hip pain and early joint degeneration. There have been few reports to date on the outcomes of hip arthroscopy for the treatment of FAI in the military population. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to compare patient demographics with postoperative outcomes after hip arthroscopy for symptomatic FAI and to identify preoperative risk factors for poor outcomes. The hypothesis was that certain preoperative patient characteristics will be predictive of poorer outcomes and that lower outcomes scores will be associated with a higher likelihood of medical separation from the military...
December 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Keith M Baumgarten, Roy Osborn, Will E Schweinle, Matthew J Zens
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS: There is limited evidence describing the influence of total shoulder arthroplasty on strength. The hypothesis was that after total shoulder arthroplasty, strength would improve compared with the preoperative state but remain inferior to that of the nonoperative shoulder. An additional aim was to determine whether strength improvement was associated with improvements in outcome scores and motion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients underwent total shoulder arthroplasty, with 31 patients (86%) having 1 year of follow-up for all outcomes...
January 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Bradley M Kruckeberg, Jorge Chahla, Marcio B Ferrari, George Sanchez, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
Patellar tendinopathy is a disabling condition that frequently affects the athletic population, especially athletes undergoing repetitive impact forces as a result of jumping and landing activities. Most cases are initially treated conservatively, but if symptoms persist, surgical treatment is warranted. Options for surgical treatment include both arthroscopic and open techniques. The purpose of this Technical Note is to detail our open patellar tendon tenotomy, debridement, and repair technique augmented with platelet-rich plasma...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
James J Lee, Julian R Harrison, Kwadwo Boachie-Adjei, Elizabeth Vargas, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Gluteal tendinopathy is a prevalent condition that can be associated with significant pain and disability. To date, no studies have prospectively assessed the efficacy of intratendinous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as a minimally invasive treatment for gluteus medius tendinopathy. PURPOSE: To prospectively assess the efficacy of intratendinous PRP injections as treatment for chronic recalcitrant gluteus medius tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Angela Margaret Evans, Mohommad Mamun Hossen Chowdhury, Mohommad Humayun Kabir, Md Fashiur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Congenital clubfoot deformity can cause significant disability, and if left untreated, may further impoverish those in developing countries, like Bangladesh. The Ponseti method has been strategically introduced in Bangladesh by a non-government organisation, Walk For Life (WFL). WFL has provided free treatment for over 17,500 Bangladeshi children with clubfeet since 2009, sustained by local ownership, and international support. This study assesses the 4-year results in children for whom treatment began before the age of 3 years...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Jason D Vourazeris, Thomas W Wright, Aimee M Struk, Joseph J King, Kevin W Farmer
BACKGROUND: Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) is now performed at nearly the same rate as anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in the United States. Repair of the subscapularis is of vital importance in total shoulder arthroplasty; however, its utilization in RTSA has recently been questioned. METHODS: This is a retrospective comparative study from prospectively collected data comparing the outcomes and complications after primary RTSA with or without subscapularis repair...
March 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Alessandro Castagna, Raffaele Garofalo, Eugenio Cesari
A massive rotator cuff tear is not necessarily irreparable. Number of tendons involved, muscle-tendon unit quality, and decreased acromionhumeral distance (AHD) are as important as tear size in determining reparability of lesion. Massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears cannot be anatomically repaired to the bone and are a common source of pain and disability even in middle-aged patients. In these patients when conservative management has failed, it is possible to perform different surgical techniques. A functional repair can help to restore the horizontal force couple of the cuff on the humeral head and to increase the AHD...
July 2014: Shoulder & Elbow
Evan Peck, Elena Jelsing, Kentaro Onishi
Tendinopathy is increasingly recognized as an important cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability. Tendinopathy is thought to be principally a degenerative process, rather than inflammatory as was traditionally believed. Consequently, traditional tendinopathy treatments focused solely on decreasing inflammation have often been ineffective or even harmful. The advancement of ultrasonography as for guidance of outpatient musculoskeletal procedures has facilitated the development of novel percutaneous procedures for the treatment of tendinopathy, mostly by using mechanical intervention to stimulate regeneration...
August 2016: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Eirik Solheim, Janne Hegna, Jannike Øyen, Eivind Inderhaug
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of 2 arthroscopic techniques for treating recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: The study included patients undergoing arthroscopic treatment of lateral epicondylitis during 2 different time periods: April 2005 to October 2007 (tenotomy) and May 2009 to June 2010 (debridement). By using a patient-administered form, baseline information including QuickDASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) score (primary outcome), visual analog scale (VAS) of pain, and VAS of function was recorded prospectively...
April 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Chusheng Seng, P Chandra Mohan, Suang Bee Joyce Koh, Tet Sen Howe, Yee Gen Lim, Brian P Lee, Bernard F Morrey
BACKGROUND: A previously published study found positive outcomes for a novel technique for ultrasound-guided percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy, showing good tolerability, safety, and early efficacy within an office setting. PURPOSE: In this follow-up study, all 20 members of the original cohort were contacted after 3 years to explore the sustainability of symptomatic relief, functional improvement, and sonographic soft tissue response for percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy...
February 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Jamie L Friedman, Jennifer L FitzPatrick, Lucas S Rylander, Christine Bennett, Armando F Vidal, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: Proximal biceps pathology is a significant factor in shoulder pain. Surgical treatment options include biceps tenotomy and subpectoral biceps tenodesis. Tenotomy is a simple procedure, but it may produce visible deformity, subjective cramping, or loss of supination strength. Tenodesis is a comparatively technical procedure involving a longer recovery, but it has been hypothesized to achieve better outcomes in younger active patients (<55 years). HYPOTHESIS: This study investigated the outcomes of younger patients who underwent either a biceps tenotomy or tenodesis as part of treatment for shoulder pain...
February 2015: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Dominik Meraner, Christoph Sternberg, Jordi Vega, Julia Hahne, Michael Kleine, Jan Leuzinger
INTRODUCTION: Full thickness rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. While the role of the rotator cuff seems to be well known, the clinical significance of the biceps tendon for shoulder function has still been a subject of controversy. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences between tenodesis or tenotomy in simultaneous rotator cuff repair. METHODS: For this retrospective study 53 consecutive patients (25f/28m, Ø age 58 years) undergoing arthroscopic double row rotator cuff reconstruction and suture bridge repair were included...
January 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Maximilian Martinez, Seung-Ju Kim, Sanjeev Sabharwal
BACKGROUND: Treatment of a painful, chronically dislocated hip in nonambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) is challenging and controversial. Although many surgical options have been described, there is limited information, including patient-centered outcomes, following treatment. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of a percutaneous subtrochanteric valgus osteotomy (SVO) using external fixation (EF) on hip abduction, radiographic parameters, and quality of life (QOL) measures in such patients...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Dayane Cristine Issaho, Marcia Keiko Uyeno Tabuse, Nilce Tiemi Shiwaku Kamida, Monica Fialho Cronemberger
PURPOSE: Myelomeningocele is one of the most common birth defects. It is associated with severe neurological deficiencies, and ocular changes, such as strabismus, are very common. The purpose of this study was to describe indications for strabismus surgery in patients with myelomeningocele and to evaluate the results achieved with surgical correction. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of all patients with myelomeningocele who underwent surgery for strabismus correction in a 5-year period in an institution for disabled children...
January 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
David Krey, James Borchers, Kendra McCamey
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the best available evidence to determine if tendon needling is an effective treatment for tendinopathy. Data source. Medline and Cochrane Databases through November 2013. REVIEW METHODS: Utilizing the search terms tendinopathy, needle, needling, tenotomy, dry needling, needling tendon, needle fenestration, and tendon fenestration, 17 articles were identified through our systematic literature search. Of these, 4 studies met the inclusion criteria...
February 2015: Physician and Sportsmedicine
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