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Femke F Schröder, Rianne Huis In't Veld, Lydia A den Otter, Sjoerd M van Raak, Bennie Ten Haken, Anne J H Vochteloo
Background: The rate of retear after rotator cuff surgery is 17%. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are used for confirmative diagnosis of retear. However, because of the presence of titanium suture anchors, metal artefacts on the MRI are common. The present study evaluated the diagnostic value of MRI after rotator cuff tendon surgery with respect to assessing the integrity as well as the degeneration and atrophy of the rotator cuff tendons when titanium anchors are in place. Methods: Twenty patients who underwent revision surgery of the rotator cuff as a result of a clinically suspected retear between 2013 and 2015 were included...
April 2018: Shoulder & Elbow
Hyo-Jin Byon, Sung-Jun Hong, Dae-Yu Kim, O Joo-Hyeon, In-Gon Lee, Dong-Ho Seo, Gyoung-A Heo, Hyunzu Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the mean lengths of the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) as the acoustic window during the thoracic paramedian epidural approach after shoulder rotation, while subjects were in the lateral decubitus or in the sitting position. METHODS: Thirty-two adult male volunteers were placed in the right decubitus position or sitting position on a horizontal operating table. To obtain an optimal ultrasound view for the PLL on the right side, thoracic spinal ultrasonography was performed at the T6/7 interspace using the paramedian oblique sagittal plane...
March 17, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Tsuyoshi Sasaki, Hitoshi Shitara, Atsushi Yamamoto, Noritaka Hamano, Tsuyoshi Ichinose, Daisuke Shimoyama, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Toshihisa Osawa, Yoshito Tsushima, Kenji Takagishi, Hirotaka Chikuda
BACKGROUND: Supraspinatus muscle atrophy is typically assessed by the occupation ratio of the cross-sectional area of the muscle belly to the supraspinatus fossa at the medial border of the coracoid process in a slice along the oblique-sagittal plane on MRI. Previous studies have shown that the occupation ratio of the supraspinatus changed soon after rotator cuff repair compared with before surgery. However, no studies have examined the perioperative change in the muscle volume assessed with 3-dimensional measurement...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Sermsak Sumanont, Supachoke Nopamassiri, Artit Boonrod, Punyawat Apiwatanakul, Arunnit Boonrod, Chanakarn Phornphutkul
BACKGROUND: Suspension suture button fixation was frequently used to treat acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocation. However, there were many studies reporting about complications and residual horizontal instability after fixation. Our study compared the stability of ACJ after fixation between coracoclavicular (CC) fixation alone and CC fixation combined with ACJ repair by using finite element analysis (FEA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A finite element model was created by using CT images from the normal shoulder...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Lorenzo Merlini, Matthew Yalizis, Yannick Carrillon, Hugo Bothorel, Mo Saffarini, Arnaud Godenèche
BACKGROUND: A rare form of rotator cuff tear (RCT) is observed secondary to glenohumeral dislocation, followed by immediate repositioning, as well as formation of scar tissue between tendons and tuberosities. Radiographic diagnosis of such "degloving" tears is problematic because they are obscured by scar tissue. We aimed to describe characteristics of degloving tears and report outcomes following their arthroscopic repair. METHODS: Among 67 patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of RCTs secondary to shoulder dislocation, we identified 8 patients (12%) (7 anterior dislocations and 1 posterior dislocation), aged 54...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Lisa Campioni, Tommaso Banfi, Enrica L Santarcangelo
The study investigates the cortical representation of the visual and kinesthetic image of a rotated position of the head in highly (highs) and low hypnotizable individuals (lows) of both gender. Participants were invited to imagine maintaining their head rotated toward one side by seeing their chin aligned with their right shoulder (V, visual imagery), and in a different condition, by feeling tension in their neck muscles (K, kinaesthetic imagery). Vividness of imagery and cognitive effort were reported after each task...
March 16, 2018: Brain and Cognition
Thomas Magee
OBJECTIVE: Post-operative shoulder patients are often difficult to image due to scar tissue, metallic artifact, and residual irregularity of anatomic structures. The purpose of this study was to assess MR versus MR arthrography versus CT arthrography in the post-operative shoulder. Also, we assessed whether injecting CT contrast in addition to MR contrast during arthrography improved patient care. METHODS AND MATERIALS: One hundred consecutive post-operative conventional shoulder MR and MR arthrography exams performed on the same patients were reviewed retrospectively by two musculoskeletal radiologists...
March 17, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Kazuhisa Matsui, Takashi Tachibana, Katsuya Nobuhara, Yasushi Uchiyama
BACKGROUND: The glenohumeral joint is subjected to opposing forces when the direction of shoulder motion is changed, accelerating and decelerating to make the movements. The influence of motion velocity or acceleration on translation of the humeral head has not been evaluated although direction and distance of humeral head translation has been analyzed in real time in normal shoulders. We hypothesized that, in a normal shoulder, the humeral head does not deviate significantly or suddenly during active shoulder rotation regardless of motion velocity...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Jieun Cho, Kyeongbong Lee, Minkyu Kim, Joohee Hahn, Wanhee Lee
This study aimed to investigate the effect of double oscillation exercise combined with elastic band exercise on the strength and thickness ratio of the scapular stabilizing muscles in healthy young individuals. A total of 30 subjects (17 male, 13 female) were randomly assigned to an elastic band exercise group (EBG) (n = 15) or an elastic band plus double oscillation exercise group (EB-DOG) (n = 15). A total of 28 subjects completed the experiment and evaluation. Patients in the EBG performed the elastic band exercise for shoulder flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, horizontal abduction/adduction, and internal/external rotation for 30 minutes/session, five times/week, for four weeks...
March 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
You-Zhi Cai, Chi Zhang, Ri-Long Jin, Tong Shen, Peng-Cheng Gu, Xiang-Jin Lin, Jian-De Chen
BACKGROUND: Due to the highly organized tissue and avascular nature of the rotator cuff, rotator cuff tears have limited ability to heal after the tendon is reinserted directly on the greater tubercle of the humerus. Consequently, retears are among the most common complications after rotator cuff repair. Augmentation of rotator cuff repairs with patches has been an active area of research in recent years to reduce retear rate. HYPOTHESIS: Graft augmentation with 3D collagen could prevent retears of the repaired tendon and improve tendon-bone healing in moderate to large rotator cuff tears...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Alexandra Yannoutsos, Julie Malloizel-Delaunay, Emilie Tournier, Abdelaziz Abid, Alessandra Bura-Rivière
In this observation, we report an unusual presentation of a pilomatricoma in an 8-year-old girl who was initially referred to the department of vascular medicine for diagnosis and care of a suspected mixed lymphatic venous malformation. The lesion on her left shoulder presented as a giant bluish-purple red solitary mass, painful and rapidly growing, measuring 7 cm in anteroposterior diameter. This mass did not present the typical characteristics of a lymphatic venous malformation but exhibited warning signs of malignancy on clinical examination and imaging...
February 27, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
João Ferreira, Ana Franco, Tiago Teodoro, Miguel Coelho, Luísa Albuquerque
Vernet syndrome is a unilateral palsy of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection has rarely been described as a possible cause. A 76-year-old man presented with 1-week-long symptoms of dysphonia, dysphagia, and weakness of the right shoulder elevation, accompanied by a mild right temporal parietal headache with radiation to the ipsilateral ear. Physical examination showed signs compatible with a right XI, X, and XI cranial nerves involvement and also several vesicular lesions in the right ear's concha...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
Malo Le Hanneur, Andres A Maldonado, Benjamin M Howe, Michelle L Mauermann, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Several hypotheses have been proposed for the pathophysiology of suprascapular nerve (SSN) palsy, including compression, traction, and nerve inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into the pathophysiology of isolated nontraumatic SSN palsy by performing critical reinterpretations of electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies and magnetic resonance (MR) images of patients with such diagnosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients referred to our institution for the past 20 yr with a diagnosis of nontraumatic isolated suprascapular neuropathy who had an upper extremity EDX study and a shoulder or brachial plexus MR scan...
February 26, 2018: Neurosurgery
D Seybold, T A Schildhauer, J Geßmann
BACKGROUND: Bony defect situations are a common problem in revision arthroplasty of the shoulder and are the cause of the complexity of the procedure. Aseptic and septic loosening as well as difficult implant removal can result in humeral and/or glenoid bone loss. PLANNING: A careful preoperative imaging is needed to estimate the extent of the bony defect and to enable precise planning of the bone reconstruction and the required implants. However, the size of the defect needs to be re-evaluated intraoperatively after removal of the implant components and any larger defects have to be addressed appropriately...
March 7, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Gui Tran, Paul Cowling, Toby Smith, Julie Bury, Adam Lucas, Andrew Barr, Sarah R Kingsbury, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: Shoulder symptoms are common and imaging is being increasingly used to help with management. However, the relationship between imaging and symptoms remain unclear. This review aims to understand the relationship between imaging-detected pathologies, symptoms and their persistence. METHODS: A systematic review using Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane and grey literature was conducted to April 2017. The cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between imaging-detected abnormalities and symptoms were analysed and associations qualitatively characterised by a best evidence synthesis based on study design, covariate adjustment and the Grade of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE)...
March 7, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
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
Kenneth W Donohue, Eric T Ricchetti, Jason C Ho, Joseph P Iannotti
BACKGROUND: Glenoid morphology and rotator cuff muscle quality are important anatomic factors that can impact longevity of the glenoid component following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). We hypothesized that rotator cuff muscle fatty infiltration is associated with increased pathologic glenoid bone loss in glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 190 preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans of 175 patients (mean age, 66 years; range, 44 to 90 years) who underwent TSA for the treatment of primary glenohumeral OA...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Hongmin Chu, Jaehyun Kim, Wonbae Ha, Eunbyul Cho, Geon Kang, Seongjun Park, Jongwon Jang, Seung Bum Yang, Yeonseok Kang, Sanghun Lee, Jae-Hyo Kim
Acupoint GB21 (Jianjing) is used for treating back and shoulder pain but is associated with a risk of pneumothorax. We aimed to determine the SND (safe needling depth) at GB21 according to posture and breathing in real time. Ultrasonographic images of GB21 during normal breathing, inspiration, and expiration in a SP (sitting position) were acquired for 52 healthy volunteers. Images were also acquired during normal respiration in the PP (prone position) with arms raised and lowered. The average SND was greater for men than for women ( p < 0...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yang-Soo Kim, Hyo-Jin Lee, Jong-Ho Kim, Dong-Young Noh
BACKGROUND: Patients with partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) can be treated nonoperatively and/or undergo operative treatment, but the ideal time for surgical intervention is unclear. PURPOSE: The purpose is to compare the results of immediate arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with repair after 6 months of nonoperative care of PTRCTs involving more than 50% of the tendon thickness. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Matthew J Kraeutler, Eric C McCarty, John W Belk, Brian R Wolf, Carolyn M Hettrich, Shannon F Ortiz, Jonathan T Bravman, Keith M Baumgarten, Julie Y Bishop, Matthew J Bollier, Robert H Brophy, James L Carey, James E Carpenter, Charlie L Cox, Brian T Feeley, John A Grant, Grant L Jones, John E Kuhn, John D Kelly, C Benjamin Ma, Robert G Marx, Bruce S Miller, Brian J Sennett, Matthew V Smith, Rick W Wright, Alan L Zhang
BACKGROUND: Shoulder instability is a common diagnosis among patients undergoing shoulder surgery. PURPOSE: To perform a descriptive analysis of patients undergoing surgery for shoulder instability through a large multicenter consortium. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: All patients undergoing surgery for shoulder instability who were enrolled in the MOON Shoulder Instability Study were included...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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