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Elbow instability

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
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
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
Arturo Bertomeu-Motos, Andrea Blanco, Francisco J Badesa, Juan A Barios, Loredana Zollo, Nicolas Garcia-Aracil
BACKGROUND: End-effector robots are commonly used in robot-assisted neuro-rehabilitation therapies for upper limbs where the patient's hand can be easily attached to a splint. Nevertheless, they are not able to estimate and control the kinematic configuration of the upper limb during the therapy. However, the Range of Motion (ROM) together with the clinical assessment scales offers a comprehensive assessment to the therapist. Our aim is to present a robust and stable kinematic reconstruction algorithm to accurately measure the upper limb joints using only an accelerometer placed onto the upper arm...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Hui Kang, Wei Wang, Hong-Chuan Li, Jian Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of surgical reconstruction of the lateral ligament complex for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow joint. METHODS: From January 2013 to January 2015, 20 patients with posterolateral rotatory instability of elbow joint were treated in our department. There were 12 males and 8 females whose age ranged from 30 to 60 years old, with an average age of 45.5 years old. Sixteen patients had injuries on the right side and 4 patients had injuries on the left side...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Justin W Arner, Michael P McClincy, James P Bradley
In a previous study, compared with throwing athletes with superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) tears, those with concomitant SLAP tears and rotator cuff tears (RCTs) had significantly poorer outcome scores and return to play. Posterior shoulder instability also occurs in throwing athletes, but no studies currently exist regarding outcomes of these patients with concomitant RCTs. The authors hypothesized that throwing athletes treated with arthroscopic capsulolabral repair for posterior shoulder instability with coexistent rotator cuff pathology would have poorer outcome scores and return to play...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Amir R Kachooei, Nicole A M Heesakkers, Andras Heijink, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Few studies have discussed the short-term results of radiocapitellar (RC) prosthetic arthroplasty (PA). In this study, we assessed the short-term to midterm functional and radiographic results of elbows after RC PA. Our secondary aim was to assess the survival of the RC PA. METHODS: We included 19 elbows in 18 patients with a mean follow-up of 35 months (range, 12-88 months). Patients were examined for instability and range of motion and were assessed using Mayo Elbow Performance Index and Oxford Elbow Score at any subsequent visits...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
G Pfister, O Barbier, D Ollat
Snapping triceps corresponds to subluxation of the medial head of the triceps brachii over the medial epicondyle during active elbow flexion. It is a rare and misleading condition that is often associated with ulnar nerve instability. The latter can result in the snapping triceps being missed. Diagnosis requires a detailed clinical examination. Surgical treatment consists of anterior translocation of the nerve with an adipose flap to stabilize it and transfer of the distal attachment of the medial head of triceps brachii...
January 29, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Rachel M Frank, Anthony A Romeo, Catherine Richardson, Shelby Sumner, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole, Gregory P Nicholson, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: Anterior glenoid reconstruction with fresh distal tibia allograft (DTA) has been described for management of recurrent shoulder instability, with encouraging early outcomes; however, no comparative data with the Latarjet procedure are available. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes between patients undergoing DTA and a matched cohort of patients undergoing Latarjet. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Connor Kasik, Michael G Saper
PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review of the literature to assess the variability of the reporting of outcome measures after arthroscopic Bankart repair for traumatic anterior shoulder instability in the adolescent population. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted investigating all studies reporting outcomes after arthroscopic Bankart repair in the adolescent population. Four databases (Medline, EMBASE, Ovid, and Google Scholar) were screened for clinical studies involving the arthroscopic management of anterior shoulder instability in adolescents...
January 16, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Avi D Goodman, Nicholas Lemme, Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Brett D Owens
Background: Examination of the incidence of elbow dislocation and subluxation injuries in the collegiate athlete population is limited. Purpose: To determine the incidence of elbow dislocation and subluxation injuries in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and investigate the risk factors involved. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study. Methods: All elbow subluxation and dislocation injuries from the 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 academic years in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program database were extracted...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Christopher L Camp, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Maegan N Shields, Shawn W O'Driscoll
Reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow is the primary treatment for recurrent symptomatic posterolateral rotatory instability. Although a number of lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction techniques have been described, the docking technique has received general acceptance. In this technique, the graft is passed through a tunnel on the ulnar side and the 2 free limbs are docked into the humerus at the isometric point on the lateral condyle. Advantages of this method of reconstruction include reduced bone removal, decreased soft tissue damage, and precise control of graft tensioning...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Kellie C Huxel Bliven, Gail P Parr
Reference/Citation:  An VV, Sivakumar BS, Phan K, Trantalis J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical and patient-reported outcomes following two procedures for recurrent traumatic anterior instability of the shoulder: Latarjet procedure vs. Bankart repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016;25(5):853-863. CLINICAL QUESTION:   Are clinical and patient-reported outcomes different between the Latarjet and Bankart repair stabilization procedures when performed for recurrent traumatic anterior shoulder instability? DATA SOURCES:   Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane databases, American College of Physicians Journal Club, and Database of Abstracts of Review of Effectiveness were searched up to June 2015...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
Li-Chun Liu, Wen-Jun Ding, Xiao-Xiang Zhou, Da-Dong Zhu, Jin-Liang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effects of artificial radial head prosthesis replacement for the treatment of comminuted fracture of the radial head. METHODS: From June 2011 to June 2015, 25 patients with radial head comminuted fracture were treated with artificial radial head replacement, including 10 males and 15 females, ranging in age form 24 to 61 years old(mean, 40 years old). The functional recovery of the patients suffering from limb and elbow in different periods, the activity degree of the elbow joint and the function of the elbow in the latest follow-up were compared...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Ariana Lott, Kari Broder, Abraham Goch, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
BACKGROUND: Whereas most radial head fractures are stable injuries, they sometimes occur as part of complex injury patterns with associated elbow instability. Radial head arthroplasty has been favored in patients with unreconstructable radial head fractures and unstable elbow injuries. The purpose of this study was to review radiographic outcomes, functional outcomes, and complications after radial head arthroplasty for radial head fracture in unstable elbow injuries. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of radial head fractures treated with radial head arthroplasty by a single surgeon during a 15-year period...
February 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
R Zackary Unger, Jeremy M Burnham, Lee Gammon, Chaitu S Malempati, Cale A Jacobs, Eric C Makhni
BACKGROUND: Given the high number of available patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools for patients undergoing shoulder surgery, comparative information is necessary to determine the most relevant forms to incorporate into clinical practice. PURPOSE: To determine the utilization and responsiveness of common PRO tools in studies involving patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair or operative management of glenohumeral instability. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Wei Zheng, Jialin Song, Ziyang Sun, Jiazhi Liu, Shuai Chen, Cunyi Fan
HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a long duration of elbow stiffness on functional outcomes and complications after arthrolysis. METHODS: Participants included consecutive patients with a long duration of elbow stiffness (≥5 years, n = 23) and control patients matched for age, sex, and initial injury type (n = 46). All patients underwent elbow arthrolysis combined with hinged external fixation between March 2014 and March 2016...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Benton Heyworth, Lara Cohen, Johan von Heideken, Mininder S Kocher, Maura Daly Iversen
BACKGROUND: Valid patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for the shoulder and elbow do not exist for children. We assessed children's comprehension of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) standardized shoulder assessment form, identified response errors, and modified items to create a new pediatric shoulder and elbow PRO. METHODS: We recruited 50 children (aged 10-18 years) with shoulder or elbow disorders from a children's hospital-based orthopedic clinic for this qualitative study...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Avi D Goodman, John Twomey-Kozak, Steven F DeFroda, Brett D Owens
OBJECTIVES: Examination of the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in the collegiate wrestling population is limited. Therefore, we sought to determine the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in wrestlers competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and investigate the risk factors involved. METHODS: All shoulder and elbow injuries in wrestlers from the 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 academic years in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program database were extracted...
January 5, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Philipp Moroder, Victoria Stefanitsch, Alexander Auffarth, Nicholas Matis, Herbert Resch, Fabian Plachel
BACKGROUND: The coracoid transfer procedure is commonly and successfully used to treat shoulder instability in young patients. However, there is concern that the outcome of this procedure might be inferior in older patients because of decreased bone graft quality and the potential concomitant presence of irreparable rotator cuff tears (RCTs). METHODS: All patients older than 40 years treated with a coracoid transfer procedure between 1998 and 2013 because of anterior shoulder instability were included...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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