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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157898/radiologic-and-clinical-evaluation-of-a-bioabsorbable-collagen-implant-to-treat-partial-thickness-tears-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Theodore F Schlegel, Jeffrey S Abrams, Brandon D Bushnell, J Logan Brock, Charles P Ho
BACKGROUND: Treatment of partial-thickness cuff tears remains controversial. Although conservative therapy may treat symptoms, these defects do not spontaneously heal and conversion to a full-thickness lesion with subsequent repair may alter the tendon footprint. The ability to induce new tissue formation and limit tear progression in intermediate- and high-grade partial-thickness tears without surgical repair may represent a significant advancement in the treatment paradigm for these lesions...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157108/morphological-classification-of-anatomical-variants-of-the-intra-articular-portion-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-brachii-tendon-and-analysis-of-the-incidence-and-the-relationship-with-shoulder-disease-for-each-subtype
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Jeung Yeol Jeong, Seung Min Park, Young Eun Park, Jae Chul Yoo
PURPOSE: Although several cases of anatomical variants of the proximal portion of the long head of the biceps brachii tendon have been reported, most are case reports on single patients; few studies have investigated the classification and incidence of this phenomenon. We aimed to classify the variants of the long head of the biceps brachii tendon by their morphology and characterize them in regard to incidence, demography, and the relationship with biceps tendon or other shoulder diseases...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156071/arthroscopic-repair-of-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-in-active-patients-younger-than-40-years-2-to-5-year-clinical-outcomes
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Nata Parnes, Nicole R Bartoszewski, Michael J Defranco
This study characterized injury patterns and reported clinical outcomes of all-arthroscopic management of full-thickness rotator cuff tears among military patients younger than 40 years. A retrospective review was performed of prospective data for 42 patients younger than 40 years who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and, in some cases, concomitant labral repair. Preoperative and postoperative evaluations (minimum follow-up, 2 years; mean, 41 months; range, 24-66 months) included range of motion, visual analog scale (VAS) score, Subjective Shoulder Value (SSV), and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Shoulder Score...
November 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155311/glenoid-exposure-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
L Nové-Josserand, P Clavert
Glenoid exposure is agreed to be a difficult step, but is also a key step in total shoulder arthroplasty, both anatomic and reverse. It conditions unhindered use of the ancillary instrumentation and thus correct glenoid component positioning. The main stages comprise arthrotomy, by opening the rotator cuff, humeral head cut, and inferior glenohumeral release, enabling shifting of the humerus and good exposure of the glenoid cavity. The two main approaches are deltopectoral and anterosuperior transdeltoid. Using the deltopectoral approach, arthrotomy is performed through the subscapularis muscle, by various techniques...
November 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153993/the-high-frequency-of-superior-labrum-biceps-tendon-and-superior-rotator-cuff-pathologies-in-patients-with-subscapularis-tears-a-cohort-study
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Muhammet Baybars Ataoglu, Mehmet Cetinkaya, Mustafa Ozer, Tacettin Ayanoglu, Ulunay Kanatli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency of superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions, long head of biceps tendon (LHBT) pathologies, and superior rotator cuff tears accompanying subscapularis tears. We hypothesised that LHBT lesions, superior rotator cuff tears, and especially SLAP lesions were very frequent with subscapularis tears. METHODS: The digital files of patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy were reviewed retrospectively...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152000/muscle-weakness-in-the-empty-and-full-can-tests-cannot-differentiate-rotator-cuff-tear-from-cervical-spondylotic-amyotrophy-pain-provocation-is-a-useful-finding
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REVIEW
Eiichiro Iwata, Hideki Shigematsu, Kazuya Inoue, Takuya Egawa, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Yasuhito Tanaka
Purpose: Rotator cuff tears and cervical spondylotic amyotrophy (CSA) are often confused as the main symptom in those with difficulty in shoulder elevation. Empty and full can tests are frequently used for the clinical diagnosis of rotator cuff tears. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the empty and full can test results can help differentiate rotator cuff tears from CSA. Methods: Twenty-seven consecutive patients with rotator cuff tears and 25 with CSA were enrolled...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151232/early-promising-outcome-following-arthroscopic-implantation-of-the-subacromial-balloon-spacer-for-treating-massive-rotator-cuff-tear
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R S M Piekaar, I C E Bouman, P M van Kampen, F van Eijk, P E Huijsmans
BACKGROUND: Massive rotator cuff tear (RCT) can result in disability and severe pain. When conservative treatment fails, surgical treatment should be considered, as various surgical options can provide relatively satisfactory results. However, choosing an optimal treatment remains controversial. A relatively new treatment for irreparable RCT is the arthroscopic implantation of a biodegradable balloon spacer into the subacromial space. Here, we examined whether placement of this balloon spacer reduces pain and improves functional outcome in patients with an irreparable RCT...
November 18, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147668/do-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-correlate-with-sleep-disturbance
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Bryan A Reyes, Brandon R Hull, Alexander B Kurth, Nathan R Kukowski, Edward P Mulligan, Michael S Khazzam
Background: Many patients with rotator cuff tears suffer from nocturnal shoulder pain, resulting in sleep disturbance. Purpose: To determine whether rotator cuff tear size correlated with sleep disturbance in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Study Design: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Patients with a diagnosis of unilateral full-thickness rotator cuff tears (diagnosed via magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), a visual analog scale (VAS) quantifying their shoulder pain, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) questionnaire...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146165/preliminary-results-of-arthroscopic-superior-capsule-reconstruction-with-dermal-allograft
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Patrick J Denard, Paul C Brady, Christopher R Adams, John M Tokish, Stephen S Burkhart
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term outcomes of arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) with dermal allograft for the treatment of irreparable massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs). METHODS: A multicenter study was performed on patients undergoing arthroscopic SCR for irreparable MRCTs. The minimum follow-up was 1 year. Range of motion and functional outcome according to visual analog scale (VAS) pain, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and subjective shoulder value (SSV) score were assessed preoperatively and at final follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146012/a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study-comparing-superior-capsule-reconstruction-using-fascia-lata-allograft-with-human-dermal-allograft-for-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tear
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Teruhisa Mihata, Christopher N H Bui, Masaki Akeda, Matthew A Cavagnaro, Michael Kuenzler, Alexander B Peterson, Michelle H McGarry, Yasuo Itami, Orr Limpisvasti, Masashi Neo, Thay Q Lee
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical and clinical success of the superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) using fascia lata (FL) grafts has been reported. In the United States, human dermal (HD) allograft has been used successfully for SCRs; however, the biomechanical characteristics have not been reported. METHODS: Eight cadaveric shoulders were tested in 5 conditions: (1) intact; (2) irreparable supraspinatus tear; (3) SCR using FL allograft with anterior and posterior suturing; (4) SCR using HD allograft with anterior and posterior suturing; and (5) SCR using HD allograft with posterior suturing...
December 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145990/the-role-of-superior-capsule-reconstruction-in-rotator-cuff-tears
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REVIEW
Paul Sethi, Wm Grant Franco
Massive, irreparable rotator cuff disease is a challenging problem to treat, especially in the younger active patient. This condition allows the deltoid to generate anterosuperior translation and shoulder dysfunction. Ideally, this dysfunction may be improved with rotator cuff repair. However, in the setting of irreparable rotator cuff disease, normal function is challenging to restore. Superior capsule reconstruction theoretically improves function by recentering the humeral head and improving glenohumeral kinematics...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144771/bursal-sided-rotator-cuff-tears-simple-versus-everted-type
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Hwan Jin Kim, Jung Youn Kim, Young Moon Kee, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: No studies have focused on the everted type of bursal-sided partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs). PURPOSE: To evaluate the radiological characteristics, arthroscopic findings, and clinical and structural outcomes after arthroscopic repair of the everted type of bursal-sided PTRCTs. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Two groups of patients with bursal-sided PTRCTs (simple type, 25 shoulders; everted type, 25 shoulders) were enrolled...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136253/fatty-degeneration-of-the-rotator-cuff-reflects-shoulder-strength-deficits-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tears
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Jong Pil Yoon, Jae Wook Jung, Chang Hwa Lee, Young Gun Kim, Seok Won Chung, Joon Yub Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Jee Wook Yoon, Hoseok Lee
Fatty degeneration is an important clinical factor in patients with rotator cuff tears. Goutallier grade, occupation ratio, and tangent sign help identify fatty degeneration; however, little is known about how closely these measurement techniques correlate with actual muscle strength deficits. The authors evaluated each method's ability to determine the correlation between fatty degeneration and muscle strength deficits. The authors included 203 patients who underwent full-thickness rotator cuff repair (mean age, 61...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127887/pullout-strength-of-cement-augmented-and-wide-suture-transosseous-fixation-in-the-greater-tuberosity
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Brendan Y Shi, Miguel Diaz, Stephen M Belkoff, Uma Srikumaran
BACKGROUND: Obtaining strong fixation in low-density bone is increasingly critical in surgical repair of rotator cuff tears because of the aging population. To evaluate two new methods of improving pullout strength of transosseous rotator cuff repair in low-density bone, we analyzed the effects of 1) using 2-mm suture tape instead of no. 2 suture and 2) augmenting the lateral tunnel with cement. METHODS: Eleven pairs of osteopenic or osteoporotic cadaveric humeri were identified by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122450/interstitial-tears-of-the-rotator-cuff-difficulty-in-preoperative-diagnosis
#15
Hwan Jin Kim, Ji Seon Park, Jung Youn Kim, Young Moon Kee, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the characteristic findings of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the clinical and radiologic outcomes of interstitial tear of the rotator cuff treated with arthroscopic repair after tear completion. METHODS: Forty-one patients (14 men and 27 women; mean age, 56.5 years) with arthroscopically confirmed interstitial tears underwent single-row repair after tear completion. The minimum follow-up period was 2 years...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121906/impaired-contractile-function-of-the-supraspinatus-in-the-acute-period-following-a-rotator-cuff-tear
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Ana P Valencia, Shama R Iyer, Espen E Spangenburg, Mohit N Gilotra, Richard M Lovering
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff (RTC) tears are a common clinical problem resulting in adverse changes to the muscle, but there is limited information comparing histopathology to contractile function. This study assessed supraspinatus force and susceptibility to injury in the rat model of RTC tear, and compared these functional changes to histopathology of the muscle. METHODS: Unilateral RTC tears were induced in male rats via tenotomy of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus...
November 9, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118899/alterations-in-tendon-microenvironment-in-response-to-mechanical-load-potential-molecular-targets-for-treatment-strategies
#17
REVIEW
Mohamed B Fouda, Finosh G Thankam, Matthew F Dilisio, Devendra K Agrawal
Rotator cuff (RC) tendons could beinflicted in many ways with an eventual outcome of pain, weakness and disability, which represent a large burden on health care cost. However, optimal healing, either conservatively or with surgical intervention, remains an issue that needs further investigation. Disorders of the RC tendons may result from external factors like trauma, or internal factors through physiologic and metabolic derangement. Most RC tendon disorders may be asymptomatic and may result from an over-activity of the inflicted shoulder and its tendons...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111467/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-weight-bearing-shoulders-of-wheelchair-dependent-patients
#18
Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nathan R Wanderman, Andrew T Assenmacher, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: Wheelchair-dependent patients rely on their upper extremities for mobility and transfers. This entails the heavy use of upper extremities as weight-bearing joints, leading to shoulder overuse with increased prevalence of rotator cuff-related disorders, and ultimately to challenging cases for shoulder surgeons when a joint replacement is needed. OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in wheelchair-dependent patients with arthritis and rotator cuff tears...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110652/open-subpectoral-biceps-tenodesis-in-patients-over-65-does-not-result-in-an-increased-rate-of-complications
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Andreas Voss, Simone Cerciello, Jessica DiVenere, Olga Solovyova, Felix Dyrna, John Apostolakos, David Lam, Mark P Cote, Knut Beitzel, Augustus D Mazzocca
BACKGROUND: Long head biceps tendon pathology is a common cause of anterior shoulder pain and is often associated with other shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis. It is well accepted that older patients are at increased risk for major and minor peri- and postoperative complications. The purpose of this study is to investigate patients over 65 years old who underwent subpectoral biceps tenodesis and compare the complication rates of this group to those of patients younger than 65 years old...
November 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102010/editorial-commentary-partial-shoulder-rotator-cuff-repair-may-the-force-couple-be-with-you
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EDITORIAL
Wesley M Nottage
Partial repair of a shoulder rotator cuff tear, in the face of an otherwise massive or "irreparable" tear, is an effective treatment for reducing patient pain and improving function. Partial repair restores balance to the force couple composed of the infraspinatus and teres minor posteriorly and the subscapularis anteriorly. A balanced force couple maintains centralization of the humeral head on the glenoid during shoulder range of motion and, in nonarthritic patients with massive or irreparable tears, is better than no repair at all...
November 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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