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Adam Witten, Mikkel B Clausen, Kristian Thorborg, Mikkel L Attrup, Per Hölmich
PURPOSE: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is associated with low self-reported shoulder function, impairments in shoulder strength and range of motion (ROM), and pain. It is not known how the symptomatology associated with SIS is reflected in the choice of treatment. This study compares self-reported shoulder function, shoulder strength, ROM, and pain in patients with SIS considered candidates and non-candidates for subacromial decompression (SAD). METHOD: Self-reported shoulder function (Q-DASH and SPADI), maximum isometric muscle strength in shoulder abduction (Abd-strength) and external rotation (ER-strength), active abduction ROM (Abd-ROM) and passive internal rotation ROM (IR-ROM) were measured in a consecutive cohort of patients with SIS referred to an orthopedic outpatient clinic...
March 17, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Stefanos Farfaras, Ninni Sernert, Lars Rostgard Christensen, Erling K Hallström, Jüri-Toomas Kartus
BACKGROUND: The long-term outcome after the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) with either nonsurgical or surgical methods has not been thoroughly investigated. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome and the presence of rotator cuff injuries and osteoarthritis (OA) after the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of SAIS. The hypothesis was that, at a minimum 10 years after the initial treatment, patients who had undergone acromioplasty would have a better clinical outcome and run a lower risk of developing rotator cuff ruptures and OA as compared with those treated with physical therapy...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Miltiadis Argyropoulos, Matthew Kent
Background: Open reduction internal fixation of displaced 3 and 4-part proximal humerus fractures is an effective treatment modality particularly for the younger age group, but it is not without complications. Fixed angled locking screw plates are the mainstay of fixation. The A.L.P.S. Proximal Humerus Plating System is a new implant that has smooth locking pegs in the place of humeral head screws to help reduce glenoid damage in the event of cut-out and is designed to sit low on the humerus in order to reduce the risk of subacromial impingement...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Rizwan Haider, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Muhammad Adeel, Muhammad Junaid Ijaz, Azhar Ayub
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of conservative exercise therapy with and without Maitland thoracic manipulation in patients with subacromial pain. METHODS: The randomised controlled trial study was conducted at the Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from June 2015 to February 2016, and comprised patients with subacromial pain (group 1) and controls (group 2).Pre-assessment was done by using numeric pain rating scale and shoulder pain and disability index as subjective measurements, while range of motion was taken as objective measurement...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Chris Littlewood, Julie Bury, Aidan O'Shea, Karen McCreesh, Kieran O'Sullivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Andrew T Pennock, Jerry Dwek, Emily Levy, Philip Stearns, John Manning, M Morgan Dennis, Amanda Davis-Juarez, Tracey Bastrom, Kenneth S Taylor
Background: Youth baseball is extremely popular in the United States, but it has been associated with shoulder pain and injury. The incidence of shoulder abnormalities in this athletic population has yet to be defined. Purpose: To examine abnormalities noted on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the shoulders of asymptomatic Little League baseball players and to correlate these findings with the players' throwing history and physical examinations. Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Eldra W Daniels, David Cole, Bret Jacobs, Shawn F Phillips
Office-based ultrasonography has become increasingly available in many settings, and its use to guide joint and soft tissue injections has increased. Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the use of ultrasound-guided injections over traditional landmark-guided injections, with a rapid growth in the literature over the past few years. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted to demonstrate increased accuracy of ultrasound-guided injections regardless of anatomic location. In the upper extremity, ultrasound-guided injections have been shown to provide superior benefit to landmark-guided injections at the glenohumeral joint, the subacromial space, the biceps tendon sheath, and the joints of the hand and wrist...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Wesley M Nottage
Most descriptions of shoulder anatomy note that the axillary nerve lies approximately 5 cm below the anterolateral corner of the acromion, and the nerve has been reported to range from 2 to 7 cm from the acromial edge, depending on the patient and measuring technique. The safe trans-deltoid operable area has been described as up to 4 cm below the acromion. A useful clinical guide I use is that the inferior extent of the subacromial bursa ends above the axillary nerve.
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Egbert J D Veen, Cornelia M Donders, Robin E Westerbeek, Rosalie P H Derks, Ellie B M Landman, Cornelis T Koorevaar
BACKGROUND: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the shoulder can have added value in diagnosing symptomatic osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. Specific MRI signs have been recognized but not analyzed extensively before. This study aims to identify predictive MRI signs in patients with symptomatic AC osteoarthritis. METHODS: The MRI scans of 70 patients with symptomatic AC osteoarthritis were compared with those of 70 patients with subacromial pain syndrome and no clinical signs of symptomatic AC osteoarthritis...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Kenneth M Lin, Dean Wang, Joshua S Dines
Rotator cuff disease affects a large proportion of the overall population and encompasses a wide spectrum of pathologies, including subacromial impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy or tear, and calcific tendinitis. Various injection therapies have been used for the treatment of rotator cuff disease, including corticosteroid, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and ultrasound-guided barbotage for calcific tendinitis. However, the existing evidence for these therapies remains controversial or sparse...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Mikkel Bek Clausen, Thomas Bandholm, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Karl Bang Christensen, Mette Kreutzfeldt Zebis, Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg
BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is a painful, and often long lasting, shoulder condition affecting patient function and quality of life. In a recent study, we observed major strength impairments in shoulder external rotation and abduction (~30%) in a population of patients with pronounced and long-lasting SIS. However, the current rehabilitation of such strength impairments may be inadequate, with novel rehabilitation programmes including exercise therapy only improving external rotation strength by 4-13%...
March 2, 2018: Trials
S Navarro-Ledesma, A Luque-Suarez
BACKGROUND: The reduction of the subacromial space has traditionally been linked to rotator cuff pathology. The contribution of this narrowing, both in the development and maintenance of rotator cuff tendinopathy, is still under debate. The objective of the present study was compare the acromiohumeral distance at 0 and 60 degrees of active shoulder abduction in scapular plane, static position, in both symptomatic and contralateral shoulders, between participants with unilateral rotator cuff related shoulder pain, and in asymptomatic participants...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Mikkel B Clausen, Mikas B Merrild, Adam Witten, Karl B Christensen, Mette K Zebis, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg
Background: Impaired patient-reported shoulder function and pain, external-rotation strength, abduction strength, and abduction range-of-motion (ROM) is reported in patients with subacromial impingement (SIS). However, it is unknown how much strength and ROM improves in real-life practice settings with current care. Furthermore, outcomes of treatment might depend on specific rehabilitation parameters, such as the time spent on exercises (exercise-time), number of physiotherapy sessions (physio-sessions) and number of corticosteroid injections, respectively...
2018: PeerJ
Jeremy Lewis
In 1972, American orthopaedic surgeon Charles Neer published his seminal paper, "Anterior Acromioplasty for the Chronic Impingement Syndrome in the Shoulder: A Preliminary Report." It wasn't a robust scientific paper; however, it changed the direction of orthopaedic practice for the next half century. Neer argued that a primary cause of shoulder pain was attrition of the supraspinatus tendon and related structures from the overlying acromion, especially when the arm was elevated. Neer recommended surgical removal to stop the impingement, and over the last half century, it could be argued that millions of people around the globe would have undergone acromioplasty surgery to stop this portion of the bone impinging onto the soft tissues located in the subacromial space...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Antonio Cusano, Nicholas Pagani, Xinning Li
Medial scapular winging is often due to dysfunction of the serratus anterior muscle as a result of injury to the long thoracic nerve. Impairment of the serratus anterior muscle may cause uncoordinated scapulohumeral rhythm during shoulder elevation and subsequent subscapular or shoulder pain, subacromial impingement, and glenohumeral joint instability. Although long thoracic nerve injury typically resolves in 12 to 18 months after a physical therapy regimen, surgical intervention is indicated in patients who fail conservative management...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
José L Arias-Buría, Carlos Martín-Saborido, Joshua Cleland, Shane L Koppenhaver, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the inclusion of trigger point-dry needling (TrP-DN) into an exercise program for the management of subacromial pain syndrome. Methods: Fifty patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome were randomized with concealed allocation to exercise alone or exercise plus TrP-DN. Both groups were asked to perform an exercise program targeting the rotator cuff musculature twice daily for five weeks. Patients allocated to the exercise plus TrP-DN group also received dry needling during the second and fourth sessions...
February 22, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Joseph D Mozingo, Mohsen Akbari Shandiz, Felicia M Marquez, Beth A Schueler, David R Holmes, Cynthia H McCollough, Kristin D Zhao
Model-based tracking, using CT and biplane fluoroscopy, allows highly accurate quantification of glenohumeral motion and changes in the subacromial space. Previous investigators have used custom-built biplane fluoroscopes designed specifically for kinematic applications, which are available at few institutions and require FDA approval prior to clinical use. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the utility of an off-the-shelf clinical biplane fluoroscope for kinematic applications by validating model-based tracking for measurement of glenohumeral motion using an unmodified clinical system...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Sung-Min Rhee, Nam Yun Chung, Hyeon Jang Jeong, Joo Han Oh
BACKGROUND: Subacromial pain pumps are used for analgesia after arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. However, there is controversy about myotoxic or tendinotoxic effects of local anesthetics. HYPOTHESIS: Ropivacaine administered via a subacromial pain pump would have no adverse effect on rotator cuff tendon healing, fatty degeneration, strength, or functional outcomes after arthroscopic repair. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Hio Teng Leong, Siu Ngor Fu
CONTEXT: Reduction of the subacromial space (SAS) during arm elevation may contribute to rotator cuff tendinopathy. The effects of scapular taping on the SAS in athletes with and without RC tendinopathy is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the immediate effects of scapular taping on the SAS in athletes with and without RC tendinopathy. DESIGN: Randomized-controlled with repeated measures. SETTING: University laboratory...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Mehmet Cetinkaya, Muhammet Baybars Ataoglu, Mustafa Ozer, Tacettin Ayanoglu, Ali Yusuf Oner, Ulunay Kanatli
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of subscapularis tear on superior humeral excursion (SHE) and acromiohumeral distance (AHD). The hypothesis was that subscapularis tears do not result in superior humeral excursion. METHODS: Patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy between August of 2011 and 2015 were reevaluated. Those with isolated Bankart lesion were used as control group and included in the Group 1, isolated full-thickness supraspinatus tear in the Group 2, isolated subscapularis tear in the Group 3, and combined subscapularis and supraspinatus tear in the Group 4...
February 13, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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