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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547075/comparison-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-and-suprascapular-nerve-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-clinical-trial
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Burcu Metin Ökmen, Korgün Ökmen
Shoulder pain can be difficult to treat due to its complex anatomic structure, and different treatment methods can be used. We aimed to examine the efficacy of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) and suprascapular nerve (SSN)-pulsed radiofrequency (RF) therapy. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind study, 59 patients with chronic shoulder pain due to impingement syndrome received PBMT (group H) or SSN-pulsed RF therapy (group P) in addition to exercise therapy for 14 sessions over 2 weeks...
May 25, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528478/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-a-vertebral-artery-loop-causing-cervical-radiculopathy
#2
L Wood, M Czyz, S Forster, Bronek M Boszczyk
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathies are rarely caused by vertebral artery loop formation, which is estimated to be present in less than 3% of patients. It is uncertain what causes the loop formation: some propose an association with spondylotic changes or trauma, whilst others suggest hypertension and atherosclerosis may be responsible. CASE REPORT 1: A 35-year-old male patient presented with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy that was not improved with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery performed 2 years beforehand...
May 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514241/phrenic-nerve-palsy-and-regional-anesthesia-for-shoulder-surgery-anatomical-physiologic-and-clinical-considerations
#3
Kariem El-Boghdadly, Ki Jinn Chin, Vincent W S Chan
Regional anesthesia has an established role in providing perioperative analgesia for shoulder surgery. However, phrenic nerve palsy is a significant complication that potentially limits the use of regional anesthesia, particularly in high-risk patients. The authors describe the anatomical, physiologic, and clinical principles relevant to phrenic nerve palsy in this context. They also present a comprehensive review of the strategies for reducing phrenic nerve palsy and its clinical impact while ensuring adequate analgesia for shoulder surgery...
May 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400882/suprascapular-nerve-pathology-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
REVIEW
Lazaros Kostretzis, Ioannis Theodoroudis, Achilleas Boutsiadis, Nikolaos Papadakis, Pericles Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Suprascapular nerve pathology is a rare diagnosis that is increasingly gaining popularity among the conditions that cause shoulder pain and dysfunction. The suprascapular nerve passes through several osseoligamentous structures and can be compressed in several locations. METHODS: A thorough literature search was performed using online available databases in order to carefully define the pathophysiology and to guide diagnosis and treatment. RESULTS: Suprascapular neuropathy diagnosis is based on a careful history and a thorough clinical and radiological examination...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400876/adhesive-capsulitis-of-the-shoulder-is-there-consensus-regarding-the-treatment-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Georgiannos, George Markopoulos, Eirini Devetzi, Ilias Bisbinas
BACKGROUND: Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS) is a common self-limiting condition characterized by disabling pain and restricted movements. Its pathophysiology is poorly understood, clinically it is characterized by stages of pain and stiffness, and finally often patients never recover fully. However, there is no consensus about available methods of treatment for ACS. The aims of this paper are to discuss and develop issues regarding approaches to management in ACS in the stages of it...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370538/shoulder-position-sense-in-volleyball-players-with-infraspinatus-atrophy-secondary-to-suprascapular-nerve-neuropathy
#6
S Contemori, A Biscarini
Isolated infraspinatus atrophy (IIA) is a common condition among overhead-activity athletes, which affects the hitting shoulder and is caused by suprascapular nerve injury. As the suprascapular nerve is a mixed nerve, such damage could lead to reduced afferent proprioceptive information and impaired shoulder sensorimotor control. This study aimed to evaluate the proprioception of the shoulder with IIA, through the assessment of shoulder position sense. The shoulder position sense was assessed in 24 professional volleyball players (12 players with IIA and 12 healthy players) with a blind dynamic shoulder repositioning test (all participants were blindfolded during the test)...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316590/rehabilitation-using-guided-cerebral-plasticity-of-a-brachial-plexus-injury-treated-with-intercostal-and-phrenic-nerve-transfers
#7
Lars B Dahlin, Gert Andersson, Clas Backman, Hampus Svensson, Anders Björkman
Recovery after surgical reconstruction of a brachial plexus injury using nerve grafting and nerve transfer procedures is a function of peripheral nerve regeneration and cerebral reorganization. A 15-year-old boy, with traumatic avulsion of nerve roots C5-C7 and a non-rupture of C8-T1, was operated 3 weeks after the injury with nerve transfers: (a) terminal part of the accessory nerve to the suprascapular nerve, (b) the second and third intercostal nerves to the axillary nerve, and (c) the fourth to sixth intercostal nerves to the musculocutaneous nerve...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272927/muscle-degeneration-associated-with-rotator-cuff-tendon-release-and-or-denervation-in-sheep
#8
Christian Gerber, Dominik C Meyer, Martin Flück, Paola Valdivieso, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Mario C Benn, Karl Wieser
BACKGROUND: The effect of an additional neurological injury (suprascapular nerve traction injury) to a chronically retracted rotator cuff muscle is incompletely understood and warrants clarification. PURPOSE: To investigate the microscopic and macroscopic muscle degeneration patterns caused by tendon release and/or muscle denervation in a sheep rotator cuff model. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Infraspinatus muscle biopsy specimens (for histological analysis) were obtained from 18 Swiss alpine sheep before and 16 weeks after release of the infraspinatus tendon (tenotomy [T] group; n = 6), transection of the suprascapular nerve (neurectomy [N] group; n = 6), or tendon release plus nerve transection (tenotomy + neurectomy [T&N] group; n = 6)...
March 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272290/a-double-blind-randomized-comparison-of-continuous-interscalene-supraclavicular-and-suprascapular-blocks-for-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#9
David B Auyong, Stanley C Yuan, Daniel S Choi, Joshuel A Pahang, April E Slee, Neil A Hanson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Continuous brachial plexus blocks at the interscalene level are associated with known diaphragm dysfunction from phrenic nerve paresis. More distal blocks along the brachial plexus may provide postsurgical analgesia while potentially having less effect on diaphragm function. Continuous interscalene, continuous supraclavicular, and continuous suprascapular nerve blocks were evaluated for respiratory function and analgesia after total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: After ethics board approval, subjects presenting for total shoulder arthroplasty were planned for randomization in a 1:1:1 ratio of a continuous interscalene, supraclavicular, or suprascapular block...
May 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257388/anterior-suprascapular-nerve-block-versus-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-for-shoulder-surgery-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-randomized-controlled-patient-and-assessor-blinded-trial
#10
Martin Wiegel, Bernhard Moriggl, Peter Schwarzkopf, David Petroff, Andreas W Reske
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB), a potent option to control pain after shoulder surgery, has notable adverse effects. The anterior suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) might provide comparable analgesia and cause less grip-strength impairment. These characteristics were studied in this randomized controlled patient- and assessor-blinded trial. METHODS: Outpatients were randomized to single-shot ultrasound-guided SSNB (10 mL ropivacaine 1%) or ISB (20 mL ropivacaine 0...
May 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252542/regional-anesthesia-with-noninvasive-ventilation-for-shoulder-surgery-in-a-patient-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-report
#11
Fabrice Ferré, Nina Cugnin, Charlotte Martin, Philippe Marty, Nicolas Bonnevialle, Matt Kurrek, Vincent Minville
Interscalene block (ISB) impairs ipsilateral lung function and generally is not used for patients with respiratory insufficiency. We present a 49-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease scheduled for shoulder surgery. He was given a regional technique with an ISB (short-acting local anesthetic to minimize duration of diaphragmatic dysfunction) and suprascapular and axillary nerves blocks (long-acting local anesthetic). He was supported with noninvasive ventilation during the time of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis as documented by serial ultrasound examination...
May 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249340/arthroskopische-therapie-bei-spinoglenoidalem-ganglion
#12
Kilian Rueckl, Christian Konrads, Thomas Barthel, Maximilian Rudert, Friedrich Boettner, Piet Plumhoff
Aims and Indications A paralabral ganglion cyst of the shoulder can cause neuropathy of the inferior branches of the suprascapular nerve. This can lead to atrophy of the infraspinatus muscle. Arthroscopic decompression of the cyst in combination with repair of the associated labrum tear appears to be an effective treatment option. Methods Initially the connection of the cyst to the joint in the area of the posterior rim of the glenoid is identified arthroscopically. Following the decompression of the cyst the labrum tear is repaired to avoid recurrence...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240661/molecular-imaging-in-neuroendocrine-differentiation-of-prostate-cancer-68ga-psma-versus-68ga-dota-noc-pet-ct
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sharjeel Usmani, Najeeb Ahmed, Fahad Marafi, Rashid Rasheed, Henney G Amanguno, Fareeda Al Kandari
We report on a 62-year-old man with metastatic prostate cancer (cT3b N1) diagnosed in 2011, treated with total androgen blockage with flutamide and goserelin acetate (Zoladex). He presented with left suprascapular swelling and low-back pain after being asymptomatic for 5 years. His prostate-specific antigen was 0.049 ng/mL. F-NaF PET-CT and Ga-PSMA scan were negative, whereas Ga-DOTA NOC scan done after 10 days showed multiple somatostatin-avid hepatic and lymph node metastasis.
May 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207648/a-comparison-of-combined-suprascapular-and-axillary-nerve-blocks-to-interscalene-block-interpret-with-caution
#14
Philippe Marty, Olivier Rontes, Alain Delbos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196035/perivascular-stem-cells-diminish-muscle-atrophy-following-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-in-a-small-animal-model
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Claire D Eliasberg, Ayelet Dar, Andrew R Jensen, Iain R Murray, Winters R Hardy, Tomasz J Kowalski, Cameron A Garagozlo, Kyle M Natsuhara, Adam Z Khan, Owen J McBride, Peter I Cha, Benjamin V Kelley, Denis Evseenko, Brian T Feeley, David R McAllister, Bruno Péault, Frank A Petrigliano
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and often necessitate operative repair. Muscle atrophy, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration can develop after rotator cuff tears, which may compromise surgical outcomes. This study investigated the regenerative potential of 2 human adipose-derived progenitor cell lineages in a murine model of massive rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Ninety immunodeficient mice were used (15 groups of 6 mice). Mice were assigned to 1 of 3 surgical procedures: sham, supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon transection (TT), or TT and denervation via suprascapular nerve transection (TT + DN)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158160/ultrasound-guided-block-of-the-suprascapular-nerve-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-limited-shoulder-motion-case-series
#16
Sibel Caglar Okur, Ozden Ozyemisci-Taskiran, Yasemin Pekindogan, Murat Mert, Nil Syiner Caglar
BACKGROUND: Suprascapular nerve block is performed in the management of chronic shoulder pain and frozen shoulder. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block in restoration of shoulder motion in breast cancer survivors. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study. SETTING: A training and research hospital, outpatient setting. METHODS: A total of 18 breast cancer survivors with limited shoulder motion, pain, and difficulty in positioning the upper extremity for radiation treatment following surgery were enrolled in this study...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149223/successful-nerve-transfers-for-traumatic-brachial-plexus-palsy-in-a-septuagenarian-a-case-report
#17
Parker H Johnsen, Scott W Wolfe
Background: Conventional wisdom and the available literature demonstrate compromised outcomes following nerve reconstruction for traumatic brachial plexus palsy in the elderly. We present a 74-year-old male who was reconstructed with multiple nerve transfers for brachial plexus palsy after a ski accident. Methods: Triceps to axillary nerve transfer, spinal accessory to suprascapular nerve transfer, and ulnar to musculocutaneous nerve transfer were performed 16 weeks post injury. Results: At 11 years post-op, the patient could abduct to 65° and forward flex at M4 strength, limited only by painful glenohumeral arthritis...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139720/inhibition-of-pdgfr-signaling-prevents-muscular-fatty-infiltration-after-rotator-cuff-tear-in-mice
#18
Hideyuki Shirasawa, Noboru Matsumura, Masayuki Shimoda, Satoshi Oki, Masaki Yoda, Takahide Tohmonda, Yae Kanai, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Keisuke Horiuchi
Fatty infiltration in muscle is often observed in patients with sizable rotator cuff tear (RCT) and is thought to be an irreversible event that significantly compromises muscle plasticity and contraction strength. These changes in the mechanical properties of the affected muscle render surgical repair of RCT highly formidable. Therefore, it is important to learn more about the pathology of fatty infiltration to prevent this undesired condition. In the present study, we aimed to generate a mouse model that can reliably recapitulate some of the important characteristics of muscular fatty infiltration after RCT in humans...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094420/evaluation-of-the-optimal-plate-position-for-the-fixation-of-supraglenoid-tubercle-fractures-in-warmbloods
#19
Sina Frei, Hans Geyer, Seamus Hoey, Anton E Fuerst, Andrea S Bischofberger
OBJECTIVES: To determine scapular cortex thickness, distal scapular bone density and describe the exact suprascapular nerve course to evaluate the best plate position for the fixation of supraglenoid tubercle fractures in horses. METHODS: Twelve equine cadaveric shoulders were examined with computed tomography. Computed tomography morphometry and density measurements (Hounsfield units [HU]) of the scapula were recorded. Statistical comparisons were made between the cranial and caudal aspects of the scapula...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049593/quantitative-and-computed-tomography-anatomic-analysis-of-glenoid-fixation-for-superior-capsule-reconstruction-a-cadaveric-study
#20
Jason M Schon, J Christoph Katthagen, Cameron N Dupre, Justin J Mitchell, Travis Lee Turnbull, Christopher R Adams, Patrick J Denard, Peter J Millett
PURPOSE: To investigate glenoid fixation for superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) and evaluate anchor positions, intraosseous trajectories, and proximity to the suprascapular nerve (SSN) and glenoid fossa. The secondary purpose was to provide technical pearls and pitfalls for anchor insertion on the superior glenoid during SCR. METHODS: Three beath pins were arthroscopically inserted into 12 (n = 12) nonpaired human cadaveric shoulders through Neviaser, anterior, and posterior portals to simulate anchor placement on the superior glenoid during SCR...
December 31, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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