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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163981/a-comparison-of-isometric-isotonic-concentric-and-isotonic-eccentric-exercises-in-the-physiotherapy-management-of-subacromial-pain-syndrome-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#1
Rita Kinsella, Sallie M Cowan, Lyn Watson, Tania Pizzari
Background: Subacromial pain syndrome (SPS) involving rotator cuff tendinopathy is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. Evidence suggests that structured physiotherapy may be as effective as surgery in this condition with significant improvements demonstrated in trials involving scapular retraining, rotator cuff strengthening and flexibility exercises. Most published programs typically utilise isotonic concentric and/or eccentric strengthening modes. Recently, immediate analgesic effects and muscle strength gains following heavy-load isometric exercises in lower limb tendinopathy conditions have been observed...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162079/examination-of-concomitant-glenohumeral-pathologies-in-patients-treated-arthroscopically-for-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-shoulder-and-implications-for-routine-diagnostic-joint-exploration
#2
Gernot Lang, Kaywan Izadpanah, Eva Johanna Kubosch, Dirk Maier, Norbert Südkamp, Peter Ogon
BACKGROUND: Glenohumeral exploration is routinely performed during arthroscopic removal of rotator cuff calcifications in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder (CTS). However, evidence on the prevalence of intraarticular co-pathologies is lacking and the benefit of glenohumeral exploration remains elusive. The aim of the present study was to assess and quantify intraoperative pathologies during arthroscopic removal of rotator cuff calcifications in order to determine whether standardized diagnostic glenohumeral exploration appears justified in CTS patients...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157898/radiologic-and-clinical-evaluation-of-a-bioabsorbable-collagen-implant-to-treat-partial-thickness-tears-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#3
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/29157224/shoulder-mri-features-with-clinical-correlations-in-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-and-prognostic-study
#4
Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Masoud Anvar, Anna Cecilia Karlberg, Jens Ivar Brox, Kaia Beck Engebretsen, Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Niels Gunnar Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik, Cecilie Roe
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on shoulder patients have suggested that the prevalence of rotator cuff or bursa abnormalities are weakly related to symptoms and that similar findings are often found in asymptomatic persons. In addition, it is largely unknown whether structural changes identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) affect outcome after treatment for shoulder pain. The purpose of this study was therefore to evaluate the presence of structural changes on MRI in patients with subacromial pain syndrome and to determine to what extent these changes are associated with symptoms and predict outcome after treatment (evaluated by the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI))...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153594/the-effectiveness-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-treatment-in-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-and-its-relation-with-acromion-morphology
#5
Esra Circi, Sibel Caglar Okur, Ozge Aksu, Erhan Mumcuoglu, Tolga Tuzuner, Nil Caglar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the subacromial impingement syndrome and its relationship with the acromion morphology. METHODS: Thirty patients (24 women, 6 men) with subacromial impingement were evaluated. The average age of patients was 53.6 ± 9.8 years (range 39-80). Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the acromion morphology. ESWT 1500 at 0.12 am mL/mm(2) violence was applied once a week for 3 weeks...
November 16, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151232/early-promising-outcome-following-arthroscopic-implantation-of-the-subacromial-balloon-spacer-for-treating-massive-rotator-cuff-tear
#6
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/29146012/a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study-comparing-superior-capsule-reconstruction-using-fascia-lata-allograft-with-human-dermal-allograft-for-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tear
#7
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/29111849/does-taping-in-addition-to-physiotherapy-improve-the-outcomes-in-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#8
Ismail Saracoglu, Yusuf Emuk, Ferruh Taspinar
BACKGROUND: Taping is used with or without other interventions for many purposes, especially to manage pain and improve functional activity in patients with shoulder pain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine whether any taping technique in addition to physiotherapy care is more effective than physiotherapy care alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: A systematic search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, MEDLINE (EBSCO), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINAHL (EBSCO), PUBMED, AMED, EMBASE (OVID), The Kinesio Kinesio® Taping Method, Kinesio® Tex Tape UK and International websites ( www...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108858/increased-expression-of-type-1-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-among-patients-with-rotator-cuff-lesions-and-shoulder-stiffness
#9
Shu-Jui Kuo, Feng-Sheng Wang, Jih-Yang Ko, Chih-Hsin Tang, Ka-Kit Siu, Ya-Hung Hsu, Tsai-Chen Tsai
BACKGROUND: Shoulder stiffness is a disease manifested by pain, limited range of motion, and functional disability. The inflammatory and fibrosis processes play a substantial role in the pathogenesis of shoulder stiffness. The CB1 receptor has been recognized to mediate the processes of pathologic fibrosis. This study investigated the role of the CB1 pathway in pathogenesis of rotator cuff lesions with shoulder stiffness. METHODS: All of the patients undergoing repair surgery for rotator cuff lesions were recruited and subcategorized into subjects with and without shoulder stiffness...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101774/dextrose-prolotherapy-for-chronic-shoulder-pain-a-case-report
#10
Casey Seenauth, Vance Inouye, Jeffrey O Langland
Context • Shoulder pain is one of the most common pain complaints reported by patients. Consensus is lacking on its ideal treatment, and many different treatments are available and used. Prolotherapy is an injection-based therapy that has shown significant results in treating many common musculoskeletal pain conditions, including osteoarthritis, lateral epicondylosis, and low-back pain. Objective • The study intended to evaluate the use of dextrose prolotherapy in the treatment of shoulder pain. Design • The research team performed a case study...
November 4, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095396/mri-to-arthroscopy-correlations-in-slap-lesions-and-long-head-biceps-pathology
#11
K Linnea Welton, Justin H Bartley, Nancy M Major, Eric C McCarty
Superior labral anterior and posterior lesions and long head biceps injury are 2 common sources of shoulder pain. The presenting complaints and physical examination findings for these etiologies are often nonspecific, making diagnosis challenging. Further complicating their diagnoses, these 2 pathologies often cooccur together or with other shoulder pathologies such as subacromial bursitis, rotator cuff tear, and shoulder instability. However, with advancement in magnetic resonance imaging and shoulder arthroscopy techniques the ability to diagnose and treat these pathologies has vastly improved over the past 30 years...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083357/a-clinical-and-radiological-study-of-biodegradable-subacromial-spacer-in-the-treatment-of-massive-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tears
#12
Matteo Ricci, Eugenio Vecchini, Elia Bonfante, Gian Mario Micheloni, Mattia Berti, Giacomo Schenal, Gabriele Zanetti, Elena Sambugaro, Tommaso Maluta, Bruno Magnan
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to report the clinical and radiographic results of the biodegradable subacromial spacer (InSpace Balloon®) implantation in patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From February 2014 to October 2015, 30 patients affected by massive irreparable rotator cuff tears were treated with the implantation of InSpace Balloon®. Clinical evaluation (Constant Score and VAS), X-rays and MR imaging were performed preoperatively in all patients and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after surgery, dividing patients in different groups according to the time elapsed from surgery...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080286/evolve-the-australian-rheumatology-association-s-top-five-list-of-investigations-and-interventions-doctors-and-patients-should-question
#13
Kathleen Morrisroe, Ayano Nakayama, Jason Soon, Mark Arnold, Les Barnsley, Claire Barrett, Peter M Brooks, Stephen Hall, Patrick Hanrahan, Pravin Hissaria, Graeme Jones, Veera Srividya Katikireddi, Helen Keen, Rodger Laurent, Mandana Nikpour, Katherine Poulsen, Philip Robinson, Muriel Soden, Nigel Wood, Nicola Cook, Catherine Hill, Rachelle Buchbinder
BACKGROUND: The EVOLVE (evaluating evidence. enhancing efficiencies) initiative aims to drive safer, higher-quality patient care through identifying and reducing low-value practices. AIMS: To determine the Australian Rheumatology Association's (ARA's) 'top 5' list of low-value practices. METHODS: A working group comprising 19 rheumatologists and three trainees compiled a preliminary list. Items were retained if there was strong evidence of low-value and there was high or increasing clinical use and/or increasing cost...
October 28, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075914/sonographic-assessment-of-subacromial-bursa-distension-during-arm-abduction-establishing-a-threshold-value-in-the-diagnosis-of-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
#14
Gokhan Soker, Bozkurt Gulek, Eda Soker, Omer Kaya, Ibrahim Inan, Muhammet Arslan, Kaan Esen, Derya Memis, Cengiz Yilmaz
PURPOSE: In this study, we aimed to establish a quantitative threshold value in the diagnosis of subacromial impingement syndrome by measuring the thickness of the subacromial bursa during abduction and adduction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with subacromial impingement syndrome and 54 healthy individuals underwent dynamic shoulder ultrasonography. The subacromial bursa, between the supraspinatus tendon margin and peribursal adipose tissue, was measured between the acromion and humeral head at its widest part...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065348/subacromial-impingement-syndrome-what-does-this-mean-to-and-for-the-patient-a-qualitative-study
#15
Andrew Cuff, Chris Littlewood
BACKGROUND: Structured exercise has been reported as the current treatment of choice for patients diagnosed with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). However, it has been suggested that this diagnostic term and the language used to explain this condition might negatively influence patient expectations and serve as a barrier to engagement with exercise, hence compromising clinical outcomes. AIM: To explore how patients rationalise their shoulder pain following a diagnosis of SIS and how this understanding might impact on their perception of physiotherapy and engagement with exercise...
October 17, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051905/evaluation-of-the-trends-concomitant-procedures-and-complications-with-open-and-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repairs-in-the-medicare-population
#16
Andrew R Jensen, Peter S Cha, Sai K Devana, Chad Ishmael, Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim, Anthony D'Oro, Jeffrey C Wang, David R McAllister, Frank A Petrigliano
BACKGROUND: Medicare insures the largest population of patients at risk for rotator cuff tears in the United States. PURPOSE: To evaluate the trends in incidence, concomitant procedures, and complications with open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs in Medicare patients. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: All Medicare patients who had undergone open or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair from 2005 through 2011 were identified with a claims database...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038740/reverse-fosbury-flop-tear-of-the-rotator-cuff
#17
Jérôme Tirefort, Gregory Cunningham, Alexandre Lädermann
INTRODUCTION: "Fosbury flop" tear is an avulsion of the posterosuperior rotator cuff from the bone with reversal healing on its medial bursal-side. This case report describes a unique variant of Fosbury flop tear with a lesion of the musculotendinous junction that healed, for its tendon part, on the anterior humerus and coracoid process. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old man developed a posttraumatic painful shoulder with active loss of range of motion. Magnetic resonance arthrography demonstrated a lesion of the musculotendinous junction of the supraspinatus with healing of the tendon on the above-mentioned structures (reverse Fosbury flop)...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027006/comparative-outcomes-of-combined-corticosteroid-with-low-volume-compared-to-high-volume-of-local-anesthetic-in-subacromial-injection-for-impingement-syndrome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rcts
#18
Sermsak Sumanont, Manusak Boonard, Ekachot Peradhammanon, Alisara Arirachakaran, Pattanapong Suwankomonkul, Worawit Oungbumrungpan, Jatupon Kongtharvonskul
Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the most frequent pathologies of the shoulder, which may cause serious restriction of daily activities and lifestyle changes. Corticosteroid injection (CI) into the subacromial space is a palliative treatment option. Currently, there have been no studies that compare between the different volumes of CI injection. We have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to answer our specific study questions: Are high volume (< 5 ml) better than low volume (≥ 5 ml) of CI injection with respect to pain reduction? This systematic review was conducted according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018890/-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-after-shoulder-surgery-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#19
REVIEW
U L Fahlenkamp, C Gerhardt, K-G A Hermann
Even primary diagnostic evaluation of the shoulder is a challenge for radiologists. Many imaging findings that definitely indicate abnormal findings in the untreated shoulder should be evaluated carefully in postoperative patients. Artifacts caused by implants or metal abrasion pose considerable problems in postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Classic approaches to minimizing artifacts caused by foreign bodies include using turbo spin echo sequences, increasing bandwidth, and reducing voxel size...
November 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988266/effect-of-arm-position-on-width-of-the-subacromial-space-of-upper-string-musicians
#20
Elliot V Smithson, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Gary McIlvain, Mark K Timmons
OBJECTIVE: Musicians often end their musical career due to musculoskeletal injury. A leading source of shoulder pain in upper string musicians is rotator cuff disease (RCD). Multiple factors contribute to its development. Compressive overload of the soft tissues of the subacromial space resulting from a decrease in the width of the subacromial space has been identified as an extrinsic factor contributing to RCD development. The purpose of this study was to characterize the width of the subacromial space by measuring acromial-humeral distance (AHD) of upper string musicians, while their arms are in standard playing positions...
September 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
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