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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806095/a-midterm-evaluation-of-postoperative-platelet-rich-plasma-injections-on-arthroscopic-supraspinatus-repair-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jay R Ebert, Allan Wang, Anne Smith, Robert Nairn, William Breidahl, Ming Hao Zheng, Timothy Ackland
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been applied as an adjunct to rotator cuff repair to improve tendon-bone healing and potentially reduce the incidence of subsequent tendon retears. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes of arthroscopic supraspinatus repair are enhanced after repeated postoperative applications of PRP. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 60 patients (30 control; 30 PRP) were initially randomized to receive 2 ultrasound-guided injections of PRP to the tendon repair site at 7 and 14 days after double-row arthroscopic supraspinatus repair or not...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806093/critical-shoulder-angle-and-acromial-index-do-not-influence-24-month-functional-outcome-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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Merrill Lee, Jerry Yongqian Chen, Ming Han Lincoln Liow, Hwei Chi Chong, Paul Chang, Denny Lie
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a correlation between scapular geometry and the development of atraumatic rotator cuff tears. However, a paucity of literature is available on the effects of critical shoulder angle (CSA) and acromial index (AI) on functional outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the influence of CSA and AI on 24-month functional outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The hypothesis was that a larger CSA or AI would result in poorer postoperative outcomes...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795072/infection-rates-in-arthroscopic-versus-open-rotator-cuff-repair
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Jonathan D Hughes, Jessica L Hughes, Justin H Bartley, William P Hamilton, Kindyle L Brennan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of rotator cuff repair continues to rise, with a noted transition from open to arthroscopic techniques in recent years. One reported advantage of arthroscopic repair is a lower infection rate. However, to date, the infection rates of these 2 techniques have not been directly compared with large samples at a single institution with fully integrated medical records. PURPOSE: To retrospectively compare postoperative infection rates between arthroscopic and open rotator cuff repair...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794583/comparison-of-epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-for-anterosuperior-and-posterosuperior-rotator-cuff-tears
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Takeshi Teratani
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, epidemiology, and outcomes of anterosuperior (A group) rotator cuff tears (RCTs) and posterosuperior (P group) RCTs treated by arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR). METHODS: A total of 67 A group patients and 14 P group patients were included in the study. RESULTS: The prevalence of the A group (82.3%) was significantly higher than that of the P group (17.7%). CONCLUSION: The outcomes in both groups were good, even though the A group had a higher rate of injury to the LHB than the P group...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792082/rotator-cuff-healing-using-demineralized-cancellous-bone-matrix-sponge-interposition-compared-to-standard-repair-in-a-preclinical-canine-model
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Matthew J Smith, Ferris M Pfeiffer, Cristi R Cook, Keiichi Kuroki, James L Cook
This Level II study assessed clinically relevant outcomes for repair of large, retracted infraspinatus tendons (ISTs) using a demineralized bone matrix (DBM) sponge (FlexiGraft) hydrated in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) versus direct repair in a validated canine model. Adult research dogs (n = 10) were used. The IST was transected in each shoulder (n = 20) and randomized to direct repair or repair with DBM-PRP interposition at 4 weeks posttransection. At 12 weeks postrepair, dogs were sacrificed, and the repair evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), histology, and biomechanical testing...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781978/a-prospective-quantitative-evaluation-of-fatty-infiltration-before-and-after-rotator-cuff-repair
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Drew A Lansdown, Sonia Lee, Craig Sam, Roland Krug, Brian T Feeley, C Benjamin Ma
BACKGROUND: Current evaluation of muscle fatty infiltration has been limited by subjective classifications. Quantitative fat evaluation through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may allow for an improved longitudinal evaluation of the effect of surgical repair on the progression of fatty infiltration. HYPOTHESES: We hypothesized that (1) patients with isolated full-thickness supraspinatus tendon tears would have less progression in fatty infiltration compared with patients with full-thickness tears of multiple tendons and (2) patients with eventual failed repair would have higher baseline levels of fatty infiltration...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780703/radiolucent-rings-around-bioabsorbable-anchors-after-rotator-cuff-repair-are-not-associated-with-clinical-outcomes
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Jin-Young Park, Suk-Hwan Jang, Kyung-Soo Oh, Yi Jin Li
PURPOSE: Various researchers have observed small areas of osteolysis after using bioabsorbable anchors in shoulder surgeries. The purpose of this study is to determine whether radiographic perianchor radiolucent rings after rotator cuff repair are associated with the failure of repair and also assess their clinical implications. Further, the most frequent location of the radiolucent rings in the double-row suture bridge configuration was also assessed. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by suture bridge technique were retrospectively evaluated radiographically and clinically...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779797/editorial-commentary-remnant-preserving-philosophy-extended-to-rotator-cuff-repair-can-we-improve-tendon-healing-by-preserving-the-native-insertional-fibrocartilage
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EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Milano
Tendon-to-bone healing in rotator cuff repair is affected by the method of footprint preparation. Bone drilling and preserving the native fibrocartilage at the tendon attachment site improved tissue quality and mechanical strength of bone-tendon interface in an animal model.
August 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762567/rotator-cuff-repair-with-a-novel-mesh-suture-an-ex-vivo-assessment-of-mechanical-properties
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Tao Zhang, Taku Hatta, Andrew R Thoreson, ChengChang Lu, Scott P Steinmann, Steven L Moran, Chunfeng Zhao
Surgical repair is a common treatment for rotator cuff tear; however, the retear rate is high. A high degree of suture repair strength is important to ensure rotator cuff integrity for healing. The purpose of this study was to compare the mechanical performance of rotator cuffs repaired with a mesh suture vs traditional polydioxanone suture II and FiberWire sutures in a canine in vitro model. Seventy-two canine shoulders were harvested. An infraspinatus tendon tear was created in each shoulder. Two suture techniques-simple interrupted sutures and 2-row suture bridge-were used to reconnect the infraspinatus tendon to the greater tuberosity, using 3 different suture types: mesh suture, polydioxanone suture II, or FiberWire...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756508/orthopedic-resident-s-learning-curve-for-arthroscopic-subscapularis-tendon-repair-short-term-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes
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E Visonà, S Vio, G Franceschi, A Maron, K Corona, S Cerciello, G Merolla, A Berizzi, R Aldegheri
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic subscapularis (SSC) repair is a technically demanding procedure with a long learning curve. As effective completion of resident's practical experience remains controversial, a prospective clinical study was performed to assess the functional and anatomical outcomes of subscapularis (SSC) arthroscopic repair by orthopedic residents. The pathological anatomy of the tears, the surgical approach and the difficulties encountered at the beginning of the learning curve were reported...
July 29, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748291/predictors-of-outcomes-after-arthroscopic-transosseous-equivalent-rotator-cuff-repair-in-155-cases-a-propensity-score-weighted-analysis-of-knotted-and-knotless-self-reinforcing-repair-techniques-at-a-minimum-of-2%C3%A2-years
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Peter J Millett, Chris Espinoza, Marilee P Horan, Charles P Ho, Ryan J Warth, Grant J Dornan, J Christoph Katthagen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of two commonly used transosseous-equivalent (TOE) arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) techniques for full-thickness supraspinatus tendon tears (FTST) using a robust multi-predictor model. METHODS: 155 shoulders in 151 patients (109 men, 42 women; mean age 59 ± 10 years) who underwent arthroscopic RCR of FTST, using either a knotted suture bridging (KSB) or a knotless tape bridging (KTB) TOE technique were included. ASES and SF-12 PCS scores assessed at a minimum of 2 years postoperatively were modeled using propensity score weighting in a multiple linear regression model...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736687/tissue-engineered-tendon-for-enthesis-regeneration-in-a-rat-rotator-cuff-model
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Michael J Smietana, Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz, Ellen M Arruda, Asheesh Bedi, Lisa M Larkin
Healing of rotator cuff (RC) injuries with current suture or augmented scaffold techniques fails to regenerate the enthesis and instead forms a weaker fibrovascular scar that is prone to subsequent failure. Regeneration of the enthesis is the key to improving clinical outcomes for RC injuries. We hypothesized that the utilization of our tissue-engineered tendon to repair either an acute or a chronic full-thickness supraspinatus tear would regenerate a functional enthesis and return the biomechanics of the tendon back to that found in native tissue...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735847/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-for-postoperative-pain-relief-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-trial
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Siddharth A Mahure, Andrew S Rokito, Young W Kwon
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) can be associated with significant postoperative pain. Concern for opioid abuse has led surgeons to identify alternative, efficacious methods of postoperative analgesia. To determine whether transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can have a similarly beneficial effect after shoulder procedures, we conducted a prospective double-blinded randomized trial in patients undergoing outpatient ARCR. METHODS: All patients undergoing ARCR of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear by the senior authors were identified...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735844/hyperlipidemia-increases-the-risk-of-retear-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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Grant H Garcia, Joseph N Liu, Alexandra Wong, Frank Cordasco, David M Dines, Joshua S Dines, Lawrence V Gulotta, Russell Warren
BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia (HL) has been identified as a risk factor for rotator cuff tear, but no studies have evaluated its effects on healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of HL and statin use on rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic repair. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 85 patients (86 shoulders) who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with postoperative ultrasound evaluation. Ultrasound findings were graded no retear, partial-thickness retear (PT), or full-thickness retear (FT)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734538/accuracy-of-infraspinatus-isometric-testing-in-predicting-tear-size-and-tendon-reparability-comparison-with-imaging-and-arthroscopy
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Helen Razmjou, Monique Christakis, Tim Dwyer, Varda van Osnabrugge, Richard Holtby
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the accuracy of external rotation in neutral (0° external position) and in shortened position (45° external position) in relation to rotator cuff tear size, tendon reparability, and other clinical, surgical, and imaging findings. METHODS: This was a prospective blinded diagnostic study of consecutive surgical candidates for rotator cuff repair using magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic surgery as the "gold standards...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732544/high-grade-bursal-side-partial-rotator-cuff-tears-comparison-of-mid-and-long-term-results-following-arthroscopic-repair-after-conversion-to-a-full-thickness-tear
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Nuri Aydin, Bedri Karaismailoglu
BACKGROUND: Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are one of the leading causes of shoulder dysfunction. Successful results have been reported with different treatment techniques, but the long-term consequences of these procedures are not yet clearly known. The purposes of this study were to evaluate and compare the mid- and long-term clinical outcomes of arthroscopically repaired bursal-side PTRCTs after conversion to full-thickness tears and identify the possible effects of age, gender, and hand dominance on clinical outcomes...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719559/relationship-between-age-and-rotator-cuff-retear-a-study-of-1-600-consecutive-rotator-cuff-repairs
#17
Georgia Diebold, Patrick Lam, Judie Walton, George A C Murrell
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of rotator cuff tears increases with age, and many patients undergo surgical repair. Retears are not uncommon, with rates ranging between 9% and 36% in recent studies, and are a major concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between patient age and the chance of healing following rotator cuff repair. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who had undergone arthroscopic rotator cuff repair performed by a single surgeon...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717610/functional-treatment-in-rotator-cuff-tears-is-it-safe-and-effective-a-retrospective-comparison-with-surgical-treatment
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Angelo De Carli, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Alessandro Ciompi, Edoardo Gaj, Gioia Beccarini, Mario Vetrano, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare rehabilitation protocol and operative treatment in a population of patients with a diagnosis of small to medium rotator cuff tears (≤3 cm), the null hypothesis being that there would been no difference in terms of clinical outcomes and patient's satisfaction between the rehabilitation protocol and the surgical treatment. METHODS: Patients with small to medium supraspinatus tears were retrospectively enrolled in this study and divided in 2 groups: arthroscopic repair (group A, 20 patients) and reinstated (group B, 18 patients)...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717609/pre-operative-corticosteroid-injections-improve-functional-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-repair-of-high-grade-partial-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears
#19
Nicholas K Donohue, Anthony R Prisco, Steven I Grindel
BACKGROUND: Subacromial corticosteroid injections (CSI's) are a common non-surgical treatment for rotator cuff tears. Few studies have assessed the effects of pre-operative CSI's on postoperative functional outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 132 patients with high-grade, partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCT's). The subjects were divided into two groups based on whether they received a CSI or not. The CSI group was further divided into three subgroups based on when they received a pre-operative injection: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, >6 months before surgery...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717607/arthroscopic-trans-osseous-rotator-cuff-repair
#20
Claudio Chillemi, Matteo Mantovani
BACKGROUND: Mechanical factors are at the basis of any tendon healing process, being pressure an aspect able to positively influence it. For this reason transosseous rotator cuff repair represents the gold standard procedure for patients affected by a cuff tear, maximizing the tendon footprint contact area and reducing motion at the tendon to bone interface. METHODS: The Authors present an all arthroscopic suture bridge-like transosseous repair with the preparation of a single transosseous tunnel perfor med thanks to a precise dedicated instrument (Compasso®) and one implant (Elite-SPK®) with the use of only 3 suture wires...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
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