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Shoulder arthroscopy

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
Adnan Hussain, Muhammad Muzzammil, Faisal Butt, Epaminondas Markos Valsamis, Amitabh J Dwyer
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated radiographic findings of sclerosis and cortical irregularity at the greater tuberosity can suggest a rotator cuff tear. Plain radiographs are the most easily attainable first-line investigations in evaluating shoulder injuries. This study determines the effectiveness in predicting degenerate rotator cuff tears by detecting radiographic changes on shoulder x-rays. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study with a consecutive series of patients conducted in Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, United Kingdom from January 2015 to June 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
William R Aibinder, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
The incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) complicating shoulder surgery is difficult to estimate. Case reports, retrospective studies, prospective studies, and systematic reviews vary in terms of separating symptomatic versus asymptomatic VTEs, those occurring in the upper versus lower extremities, and those leading to pulmonary embolism. Reported rates vary between 0.02% and 13%. Arthroplasty is associated with a higher incidence than arthroscopy. Surgery for fracture presents increased risk. Mechanical prophylaxis using compression devices could be considered given its favorable risk-benefit profile...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Adam E M Eltorai, Wesley M Durand, Jack M Haglin, Lee E Rubin, Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Alan H Daniels
Understanding trends in reimbursement is critical to the financial sustainability of orthopedic practices. Little research has examined physician fee trends over time for orthopedic procedures. This study evaluated trends in Medicare reimbursements for orthopedic surgical procedures. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was examined for Current Procedural Terminology code values for the most common orthopedic and nonorthopedic procedures between 2000 and 2016. Prices were adjusted for inflation to 2016-dollar values...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
Burcu Erçakmak, Ceren Günenç Beşer, M. Hakan Özsoy, M. Deniz Demiryürek, Alp Bayramoğlu, K. Mutlu Hayran
Background/aim: The localization of the standard posterior portal of shoulder arthroscopy and landmarks mentioned in the literature are unclear. The purpose of this prospective cadaveric study was to determine the localization of the standard posterior portal and its distance to the neural structures. Materials and methods: One fresh frozen and 10 formalin-fixed adult cadaveric shoulders were dissected. In the beach chair position, a 5-mm trocar was placed anteroposteriorly from the superior edge of the subscapularis muscle, superior to the tip of the coracoid process and tangent to the glenoid...
February 23, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Yong-Xiang Zuo, Zi-Ping Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical outcome and complications of Tightrope button plate for repairing acromioclavicular dislocation of Rockwood type III to V. METHODS: From May 2014 to December 2016, 17 patients with acromioclavicular dislocation of type III-V were treated with Tightrope button plate including 10 males and 7 females with an average age 39.8 years old ranging from 20 to 68 years old. Four patients were treated with arthroscopy and 17 patients were treated with mini-invasive by X-ray assisted...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Xiao-Bo Zhou, Jun-Bo Liang, Zhong-Yi Chen
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study curative effects of three repair methods for rotator cuff tears under arthroscopy, and to explore relationships between different repair methods and cuff lesions. METHODS: From January 2009 to Jaunary 2014, a total of 353 patients with rotator cuff tears treated with surgical repair under arthroscopy were included in this study. All the patients were divided into three groups according to time of visitiny hospital and it was divided into three periods...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Ming Xiang, Xiao-Chuan Hu
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August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Mehmet Cetinkaya, Muhammet Baybars Ataoglu, Mustafa Ozer, Tacettin Ayanoglu, Ali Yusuf Oner, Ulunay Kanatli
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of subscapularis tear on superior humeral excursion (SHE) and acromiohumeral distance (AHD). The hypothesis was that subscapularis tears do not result in superior humeral excursion. METHODS: Patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy between August of 2011 and 2015 were reevaluated. Those with isolated Bankart lesion were used as control group and included in the Group 1, isolated full-thickness supraspinatus tear in the Group 2, isolated subscapularis tear in the Group 3, and combined subscapularis and supraspinatus tear in the Group 4...
February 13, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Suzanne C Wilkens, Claudia A Bargon, Amin Mohamadi, Neal C Chen, J Henk Coert
Arthroscopic management of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthrosis (OA) is an approach that has unclear results. We performed a systematic review encompassing three electronic databases up to May 2016 for studies describing arthroscopic-assisted techniques for thumb CMC OA. Meta-analyses of visual analogue scores (VAS) for pain, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores, grip strength and pinch strength before and after arthroscopy were performed for ten included non-randomized cohort studies comprising 294 patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Ben R Hando, Daniel I Rhon, Robert E Boyles, Julie M Whitman, Jenny L English
Study Design: Case series study. Objectives: Although there have been no reported complications from translational manipulation under anesthesia (tMUA) for individuals with adhesive capsulitis (AC) there are no cases reporting surgical findings post tMUA. Also, there are no studies evaluating health care utilization following tMUA. The purpose of this study was to: (1) report clinical outcomes following tMUA, (2) describe relevant health care costs and utilization following tMUA, and (3) summarize findings from two cases receiving joint arthroscopy following tMUA...
December 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Eric J Cotter, Charles P Hannon, David Christian, Rachel M Frank, Bernard R Bach
CONTEXT: Shoulder pain and dysfunction are common, with patients presenting complaints to both primary and orthopaedic physicians. History and physical examination remain essential to creating a differential diagnosis, even as noninvasive imaging has improved. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Literature was obtained through keyword searches based on the pathology in question (eg, rotator cuff) and the keywords physical examination using PubMed from January 1, 1980, through September 20, 2017...
February 1, 2018: Sports Health
Hitoshi Suzuki, Angela Chang, Hiroto Kumagae, Yuki Shimizu, Akinori Sakai, Soshi Uchida
Shoulder arthroscopy is a promising tool for assessing and treating patients with a rotator cuff tear. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with suture anchor fixation such as the single-row, double-row, and suture bridge technique are popular procedures that can provide excellent clinical outcomes. On the other hand, longitudinal midsubstance, U-shape, or L-shape tears may benefit more from a side-to-side/margin convergence technique. Despite following the standard side-to-side/margin convergence technique, we continue to see disruption at the site of side-to-side suture margin even with strong sutures...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Evan L Flatow
Studies have shown in many disciplines that longer operative times are correlated with increased complications. Recent research has shown that increased shoulder arthroscopy procedure time is associated with adverse short-term outcomes, especially infections and overnight hospital stay. This may be because longer operating time is a proxy for surgical difficulty or complexity, but it may be that operative time is itself a causative factor. Further study is warranted to see if reducing operative times may not only reduce costs but also improve quality, improving value in both the numerator and denominator...
February 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Luc A Sermeus, Luc E Vanlinthout, Guy H Hans, Tom Schepens, Margaretha B Breebaart, Veerle C Verheyen, Carine J Smitz, Marcel P Vercauteren
Objective: To use quantitative sensory testing (QST) to assess whether a stellate ganglion block (SGB) modulates the analgesia induced by cervical paravertebral block (CPVB). Design: A prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial. Setting: Department of Anesthesia, Antwerp University Hospital, October 2011 to December 2015. Subjects: Twenty-eight adults scheduled for arthroscopy of a nonfractured shoulder were enrolled...
February 2, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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)
Carola F van Eck, Aneet Toor, Michael B Banffy, Ralph A Gambardella
Background: A good patient-surgeon relationship relies on adequate preoperative education and counseling. Several multimedia resources, such as web-based education tools, have become available to enhance aspects of perioperative care. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an interactive web-based education tool on perioperative patient satisfaction scores after outpatient orthopaedic surgery. It was hypothesized that web-based education prior to outpatient orthopaedic surgery enhances patient satisfaction scores...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Ron Gilat, Ehud Atoun, Ornit Cohen, Oren Tsvieli, Ehud Rath, Dror Lakstein, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS: The diagnostic workup of the painful shoulder after rotator cuff repair (RCR) can be quite challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of ultrasonography (US) for the detection of recurrent rotator cuff tears in patients with shoulder pain after RCR. We hypothesized that US for the diagnosis of recurrent rotator cuff tear after RCR would not prove to be reliable when compared with surgical arthroscopic confirmation (gold standard). METHODS: In this cohort study (diagnosis), we retrospectively analyzed the data of 39 patients with shoulder pain after arthroscopic RCR who had subsequently undergone US, followed by revision arthroscopy...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
B Finke, W Petersen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of a tenotomy of the long biceps tendon is to remedy a painful pathology in the proximal region of the tendon. Tenodesis of the tendon can restore the motor and cosmetic function of the biceps brachii muscle. INDICATIONS: Partial rupture or tendopathy of the long biceps tendon, injuries of the anchor of the long biceps tendon (SLAP lesions; SLAP: superior labrum anterior posterior), lesions of the pulley system. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Infections or tumors, loss of the long head biceps tendon from the intertubercular groove...
February 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Marjolein A M Mulders, Caroline A Selles, Joost W Colaris, Rolf W Peters, Mark van Heijl, Berry I Cleffken, Niels W L Schep
BACKGROUND: In the past several years, an increase in open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for intra-articular distal radius fractures has been observed. This technique leads to a quicker recovery of function compared to non-operative treatment. However, some patients continue to have a painful and stiff wrist postoperatively. Arthroscopically assisted removal of intra-articular fracture haematoma and debris may improve the functional outcomes following operative treatment of intra-articular distal radius fractures...
February 2, 2018: Trials
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