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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986684/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-obese-patients-analysis-of-functionality-in-the-medium-term
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Alberto Izquierdo-Fernández, José Carlos Minarro, Rocío Carpintero-Lluch, Ester María Estévez-Torres, Pedro Carpintero-Benítez
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is an epidemic nowadays and this fact conditions results in orthopaedic surgery. Very few studies evaluates if obesity is a risk factor for reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The aim of this study is to confirm if there are differences with regard to the outcomes in patients undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty according to their body mass index (BMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 patients were enrolled in the study. Then divided into subpopulations according to their BMI and analyzed twice...
October 6, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971041/characteristics-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-of-the-infraspinatus-muscle
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Junbeom Kwon, Hyoung Seop Kim, Won Hyuk Chang, Chunung Park, Sang Chul Lee
OBJECTIVE: To report the characteristics of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the infraspinatus muscle and evaluate the therapeutic effect of trigger-point injections. METHODS: Medical records of 297 patients (221 women; age, 53.9±11.3 years) with MTrPs in the infraspinatus muscle were reviewed retrospectively. Because there were 83 patients with MTrPs in both infraspinatus muscles, the characteristics of total 380 infraspinatus muscles with MTrPs (214 one side, 83 both sides) were investigated...
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967242/clinical-evaluation-of-static-scapular-posture-in-overhead-athletes-with-asymptomatic-shoulder-injuries
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Maria Papandreou, Evripidis Diamantis, Vasiliki-Ioanna Vrachlioti, Evdokia Billis, John Gliatis
BACKGROUND: Several etiologic factors have been postulated in overhead athletes according to their shoulder injuries, such as the scapular posture asymmetries. The measurement of the acromion border distance has been considered as reliable clinical test for evaluating the static scapula posture. The aim of this study was to quantify the differences in scapular posture between the dominant and non-dominant shoulders in two static positions in volleyball and swimmers athletes with asymptomatic shoulder injuries using the sliding calliper device...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967240/shoulder-kinematics-and-mobility-adaptations-in-water-polo-players
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Elif Turgut, Taha I Yildiz, Serdar Demirci, Leyla Eraslan, Burak Ulusoy, Damla Tok, Gulcan Harput, Dilara Kara, Irem Duzgun, Volga B Tunay, Nevin Ergun
BACKGROUND: There is limited research to demonstrate how scapular kinematics and shoulder-related physical characteristics are affected in water-polo players, who undertake swimming and repetitive throwing activity. The aim of this study was to investigate possible adaptations in the three- dimensional scapular kinematics and in glenohumeral internal rotation, external rotation range of motion and shoulder posterior-capsule tightness in water-polo players. METHODS: Fourteen water-polo players and 14 asymptomatic volunteers participated in the study...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956117/glenoid-morphology-and-the-safe-zone-for-protecting-the-suprascapular-nerve-during-baseplate-fixation-in-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Yuhui Yang, Jianlin Zuo, Tong Liu, Pu Shao, Haihe Wu, Zhongli Gao, Jianlin Xiao
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate glenoid morphology and define the safe zone for protecting the suprascapular nerve baseplate screw during baseplate fixation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in a Chinese population. METHODS: Shoulder computed tomography (CT) scans from 56 subjects were retrospectively reviewed. Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction was performed using Mimics software, and corresponding bony references were used to evaluate glenoid morphology...
September 27, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950237/effects-of-a-16-week-hydrotherapy-program-on-three-dimensional-scapular-motion-and-pain-of-women-with-fibromyalgia-a-single-arm-study
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Mariana Arias Avila, Paula Rezende Camargo, Ivana Leão Ribeiro, Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín, Antonio Roberto Zamunér, Tania Fatima Salvini
BACKGROUND: Although hydrotherapy is widely used to treat women with fibromyalgia, no studies have investigated the effects of this intervention on scapular kinematics in this population. This study verified the effectiveness of a hydrotherapy program on scapular kinematics, pain and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia. METHODS: Twenty women completed the study and performed three evaluations before treatment (to establish a baseline), and two other evaluations (after 8 and 16weeks of hydrotherapy) at the end of treatment...
September 21, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947382/the-effects-of-a-conservative-rehabilitation-program-for-multidirectional-instability-of-the-shoulder
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Lyn Watson, Simon Balster, Ross Lenssen, Greg Hoy, Tania Pizzari
BACKGROUND: Conservative management is commonly recommended as the first-line treatment for multidirectional instability (MDI) of the shoulder. Despite this, the evidence for efficacy of treatment is limited, and until recently, guidance for clinicians on conservative rehabilitation programs has been inadequate. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a physiotherapy-led exercise program for participants with MDI. METHODS: In a single-group study design, 43 participants (16 male, 27 female; mean age, 19...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939321/ultrasound-guided-interscalene-brachial-plexus-nerve-block-with-an-ultralow-volume-of-local-anesthetic-for-post-thoracotomy-shoulder-girdle-pain
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Theodosios Saranteas, Anastasia Alevizou, Tatiana Sidiropoulou, Andreas Mavrogenis, Periklis Tomos, Panagiota Florou, Thomas Papadimos, Georgia Kostopanagiotou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block using an ultralow volume of local anesthetic (5 mL of ropivacaine, 0.75%) for the management of post-thoracotomy shoulder girdle pain. DESIGN: Open-cohort, prospective, single-center study. SETTING: University hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Patients with post-thoracotomy shoulder girdle pain (visual analog scale [VAS] ≥5) received an ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934634/comparison-of-shoulder-strength-in-males-with-and-without-myofascial-trigger-points-in-the-upper-trapezius
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H A Kim, U J Hwang, S H Jung, S H Ahn, J H Kim, O Y Kwon
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted in order to compare the strength of scapular elevator and shoulder abductor with and without restricted scapular elevation between male subjects with and without myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius. METHODS: In total, 15 male subjects with myofascial trigger points, and 15age- and weight-matched male subjects without myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius. Each subject was measured in the strength of maximum isometric scapular elevation and shoulder abduction with and without restricted scapular elevation...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932752/local-rhbmp-12-on-an-absorbable-collagen-sponge-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-rotator-cuff-repair-a-phase-1-randomized-standard-of-care-control-multicenter-study-part-2-a-pilot-study-of-functional-recovery-and-structural-outcomes
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Junji Ide, Yu Mochizuki, Arthur van Noort, Hiroshi Ochi, Sudhakar Sridharan, Eiji Itoi, Stefan Greiner
BACKGROUND: The high failure rate of rotator cuff repairs requires the development of methods to enhance healing at the tendon-bone junction of the repair site. PURPOSE: To assess functional recovery and structural outcomes in detail after implanting recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-12 (rhBMP-12)/absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) as adjuvant treatment during open rotator cuff repair in patients over a 1-year postoperative follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920546/blood-supply-and-vascularity-of-the-glenoid-labrum-its-clinical-implications
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Abduelmenem Alashkham, Abdulrahman Alraddadi, Paul Felts, Roger Soames
BACKGROUND: Tears of the glenoid labrum are common after dislocation of the glenohumeral joint. The outcome for healing or surgical reconstruction of the glenoid labrum relies on the extent of its vascularization. This study aims to evaluate the glenoid labrum blood supply and to determine its regional vascularity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 shoulders (30 male and 40 female cadavers) were examined: mean age 81.5 years, range 53-101 years. All blood vessels around the glenohumeral joint were dissected and recorded...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894371/radiologic-findings-of-thoracic-trauma
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Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Serdar Onat, Delal Aycicek
INTRODUCTION: Chest trauma may be blunt or penetrating and the chest is the third most common trauma region. It is a significant cause of mortality. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been an increasingly used method to evaluate chest trauma because of its high success in detecting tissue and organ injuries. Herein, we aimed to present MDCT findings in patients with blunt and penetrating chest trauma admitted to our department. METHODS: A total of 240 patients admitted to the emergency department of our hospital between April 2012 and July 2013 with a diagnosis of chest trauma who underwent MDCT evaluations were included...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893408/inflammatory-myopathy-associated-with-antimitochondrial-antibodies-a-distinct-phenotype-with-cardiac-involvement
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Jemima Albayda, Aamna Khan, Livia Casciola-Rosen, Andrea M Corse, Julie J Paik, Lisa Christopher-Stine
OBJECTIVE: In the context of clinical evaluations performed on our prospective myositis cohort, we noted a striking association of severe cardiac disease in myositis patients with antimitochondrial antibodies. We sought to review all cases of antimitochondrial antibody (AMA) associated myositis in our cohort to describe the clinical features of this disease subset. METHODS: We identified 7 patients with confirmed antimitochondrial antibodies who presented as an inflammatory myopathy...
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862102/shoulder-motion-assistance-using-a-single-joint-hybrid-assistive-limb-%C3%A2-robot-evaluation-of-its-safety-and-validity-in-healthy-adults
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Takeshi Makihara, Hideki Kadone, Shinzo Onishi, Shigeki Kubota, Yasushi Hada, Yukiyo Shimizu, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki
PURPOSES: To evaluate the feasibility of using the single-joint Hybrid Assistive Limb(®) robot (HAL) to assist with shoulder flexion-extension in healthy adults, and to assess the capacity of the HAL to analyze the bioelectrical signals of muscle activity for shoulder flexion-extension. METHODS: This cross-sectional feasibility study included six healthy adult men with no impairment in shoulder motion. The single-joint HAL was fixed to a custom-designed platform and upper arm attachment, and aligned 3 cm below the acromion process...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861200/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review
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Chul-Hyun Cho, Du-Han Kim, Kwang-Soon Song
BACKGROUND: There are limited data available regarding the results of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We performed a systematic review of the literature to investigate the radiological and clinical outcomes after RSA in patients with RA. METHODS: A literature search for publications between 1987 and 2014 was conducted by 2 independent reviewers using PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818450/development-and-delivery-of-a-physiotherapist-led-exercise-intervention-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-for-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-the-support-trial
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Kay Stevenson, Sue Jackson, Julie Shufflebotham, Edward Roddy, Nadine E Foster
PURPOSE: This paper describes the development, content and delivery of a physiotherapist- led individualised, supervised and progressed exercise programme for use in a factorial randomised controlled trial testing treatments for subacromial impingement syndrome. METHODS: To develop the intervention, a survey of community physiotherapists and national guidelines provided the basis for a consensus workshop through which a protocol was developed for the SUPPORT trial physiotherapist-led exercise programme (SUPPORT: SUbacromial impingement syndrome and Pain: a randomised controlled trial Of exeRcise and injection)...
March 24, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808757/ct-guided-percutaneous-trans-scapular-lung-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesion-nodules-of-the-superior-lobes-using-large-needles
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Alberto Rebonato, Daniele Maiettini, Marco Andolfi, Matthias J Fischer, Jacopo Vannucci, Giulio Metro, Antonio Basile, Michele Rossi, Michele Duranti
PURPOSE: CT-guided percutaneous transthoracic lung needle biopsy (PLB) is an effective procedure for obtaining cyto-histological diagnoses of peripheral lesions. However, upper postero-lateral lung nodules (UPLN) may be difficult to reach using a standard intercostal either anterior or lateral approach or when the nodule is just behind a rib or scapula. We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of trans-scapular approach (tPLB) in these patients using large-core needles. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the data of 11 consecutive patients (mean age 74...
August 14, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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/28796543/metal-artifact-reduction-for-orthopedic-implants-o-mar-usefulness-in-ct-evaluation-of-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Euddeum Shim, Yusuhn Kang, Joong Mo Ahn, Eugene Lee, Joon Woo Lee, Joo Han Oh, Heung Sik Kang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of the metal artifact reduction algorithm for orthopedic implants (O-MAR) on CT image quality for patients with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA), with emphasis placed on the evaluation of bone in the vicinity of prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients who underwent CT scanning after RTSA were enrolled in the study. Two radiologists analyzed the images reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP) with or without O-MAR processing...
October 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795016/malignant-pilomatricoma-in-a-dog-with-local-and-distant-metastases-treated-with-chemotherapy-and-bisphosphonates
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Elisabetta Treggiari, James W Elliott
A ten-year-old male neutered cross breed dog presented for evaluation of a mass associated with the left scapular bone, identified as a carcinoma. The dog had a malignant pilomatricoma removed from the left lateral thigh 6 months earlier. Histopathology review of the cutaneous and scapular mass identified the same tumour type, confirming metastatic disease; additional metastases to the inguinal lymph node, liver and lungs were identified. Chemotherapy resulted in partial responses/stable disease of very short duration...
2017: Open veterinary journal
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