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Meng Zhu, Jerry Yongqiang Chen, Hwei Chi Chong, Paul Chang Chee Cheng, Denny Lie Tijauw Tjoen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective study is to compare and correlate the clinical results of arthroscopic repair of a combined anteroinferior and superior labral lesion with those of an isolated anteroinferior labral lesion or type II superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion. METHODS: A comparative study involving patients who underwent arthroscopic labral repairs in a tertiary hospital between 2010 and 2014 was conducted. A total of 96 patients were divided into three groups: Group A consisted of 61 patients with the anteroinferior labral lesion, group B consisted of 16 patients with the type II SLAP lesion, and group C consisted of 19 patients with the combined anteroinferior and superior labral lesion...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Christopher S Ahmad
The optimal treatment of shoulder SLAP tears in high-level baseball players remains highly controversial. In pitchers, many SLAP lesions are found incidentally on magnetic resonance imaging and may in fact be adaptive to the baseball pitcher's mechanics of throwing. Surgical repair of SLAP lesions requires lengthy rehabilitation, and outcomes have been similar to or worse than the results after nonoperative treatment. The treatment option of biceps tenodesis is an appealing alternative to SLAP repair, but the indications and technique of biceps tenodesis in the elite pitcher still need to be defined...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Amanda J Schroeder, Yehia H Bedeir, Adam P Schumaier, Vishal S Desai, Brian M Grawe
PURPOSE: To determine if cyst management is necessary in the setting of SLAP lesions with concomitant paralabral ganglion cysts. METHODS: We performed a systematic review according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, including all studies that met inclusion criteria from January 1975 to July 2015. We included patients with a SLAP II-VII lesion and a concomitant paralabral ganglion cyst who underwent arthroscopic labral repair with or without cyst decompression...
February 28, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Jin Tang, Jinzhong Zhao
In the treatment of anterior shoulder instability, there are various conditions in which a sling effect is needed to enhance anterior stability. The traditional Latarjet procedure provides a sling effect but destroys the coracoacromial arch, which may result in superior instability. To preserve the coracoacromial arch and create a sling to enhance the anterior-inferior side of the shoulder, we introduce an arthroscopic technique to transfer the long head of the biceps (LHB) brachii. Indications of LHB transfer are patients younger than 45 years of age who participate in competitive sports, require forceful external rotation and abduction movement of the shoulder, and/or have capsule-ligament insufficiency, as well as patients 45 years o or older who have combined SLAP lesions (type II or IV)...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Sreehari C K, Ankit Varshney, Yon-Sik Yoo, Seung-Jin Lee
Spinoglenoid cyst (SGC) is a ganglion arising in the spinoglenoid notch and is thought to be related to SLAP lesion. This cyst often compresses the suprascapular nerve in the spinoglenoid notch. Symptomatic cysts require surgical treatment when conservative treatment fails. In particular, arthroscopic decompression through the torn labral tissue when the cyst is extending into the joint cavity is easy and convenient. However, if the cyst is confined to the spinoglenoid notch, arthroscopic approach through the torn labral tissue is challenging...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
B Finke, W Petersen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of a tenotomy of the long biceps tendon is to remedy a painful pathology in the proximal region of the tendon. Tenodesis of the tendon can restore the motor and cosmetic function of the biceps brachii muscle. INDICATIONS: Partial rupture or tendopathy of the long biceps tendon, injuries of the anchor of the long biceps tendon (SLAP lesions; SLAP: superior labrum anterior posterior), lesions of the pulley system. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Infections or tumors, loss of the long head biceps tendon from the intertubercular groove...
February 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Sergio A Glait, Siddharth Mahure, Cynthia A Loomis, Michael Cammer, Hien Pham, Andrew Feldman, Laith M Jazrawi, Eric J Strauss
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the regional histology of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) and compare the histopathology present to clinical findings in patients with rotator cuff tears and SLAP lesions. METHODS: Prospectively enrolled patients undergoing an open subpectoral LHBT tenodesis in the setting of a rotator cuff (RTC) tear or SLAP lesion. Perioperative data were collected and the excised LHBT was analyzed by a fellowship trained pathologist...
January 23, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Eric J Cotter, Rachel M Frank, Scott W Trenhaile
Traumatic glenohumeral dislocations often result in significant injury to the anterior-inferior labrum, most commonly leading to recurrent anterior instability. While in skeletally immature patients, shoulder trauma more commonly results in fracture versus a true dislocation, shoulder instability does occur and can be difficult to manage in the setting of open physes. In any event, the goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of recurrence and allow full participation in activities, including sports. Arthroscopic stabilization has been shown to be an effective treatment option for young patients, with good return to sport rates; however, the vast majority of literature on shoulder instability in the youth patient population focuses on anterior instability...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Kevin C Wang, Brian R Waterman, Eric J Cotter, Rachel M Frank, Brian J Cole
Isolated, full-thickness articular cartilage lesions of the glenohumeral joint can cause pain, mechanical symptoms, and impaired function. Reports on operative management of these injuries with arthroscopic techniques, such as marrow stimulation, have shown improvement in patient symptoms. In cases where the subchondral bone is involved, osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation has shown positive results for contained, focal cartilage defects. The technique for OCA transplantation to treat Hill-Sachs lesions has been reported in detail, and there are multiple case series reporting on the outcomes of OCA used for this purpose...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Nicholas I Kennedy, Jonathan A Godin, Marcio B Ferrari, George Sanchez, Mark E Cinque, Zaamin B Hussain, Matthew T Provencher
Bicep tendon pathology often arises from chronic overuse injuries, acute trauma, or degenerative changes in the glenohumeral joint. These injuries can cause significant shoulder pain, and can greatly limit range of motion and, in turn, activities of daily living. The diagnosis of biceps pathologies can be challenging, because patients often present with nonspecific symptoms. Some bicep tendon pathologies may be treated nonoperatively; however, biceps tendon subluxation and the presence of rotator cuff or SLAP lesions require surgical management...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Tobias Helfen, Georg Siebenbürger, Florian Haasters, Wolfgang Böcker, Ben Ockert
BACKGROUND: To identify the prevalence of concomitant glenohumeral injuries in surgically treated Neer type II distal clavicle fractures and relate its clinical importance. METHODS: Between 11/2011 and 11/2015 41 patients, suffering from a displaced and unstable distal clavicle fracture were included. 20 patients (group 1) received surgical treatment by means of plate osteosynthesis in combination with an arthroscopically assisted coraco-clavicular ligament augmentation...
January 19, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
S Braun, A B Imhoff
The long head of the biceps and the biceps pulley sling are prone to acute or degenerative injury. As they both were identified as major pain generators, adequate diagnosis and treatment is vital for successful treatment of shoulder pain. Although the basic principles to address either pathology have not changed over the last decades, new trends have evolved to simplify surgical options. SLAP (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior) repair is seen more restrictive and is mostly performed in young individuals, whereas tenotomy or tenodesis are more often used in patients over 30...
January 5, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Sandra Boesmueller, Antal Nógrádi, Patrick Heimel, Christian Albrecht, Sylvia Nürnberger, Heinz Redl, Christian Fialka, Rainer Mittermayr
BACKGROUND: The postoperative course after arthroscopic superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair using suture anchors is accompanied by a prolonged period of pain, which might be caused by constriction of nerve fibres. The purpose was to histologically investigate the distribution of neurofilament in the superior labrum and the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT), i.e. the location of type II SLAP lesions. METHODS: Ten LHBTs including the superior labrum were dissected from fresh human specimen and immunohistochemically stained against neurofilament (NF)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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
Muhammet Baybars Ataoglu, Mehmet Cetinkaya, Mustafa Ozer, Tacettin Ayanoglu, Ulunay Kanatli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency of superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions, long head of biceps tendon (LHBT) pathologies, and superior rotator cuff tears accompanying subscapularis tears. We hypothesised that LHBT lesions, superior rotator cuff tears, and especially SLAP lesions were very frequent with subscapularis tears. METHODS: The digital files of patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy were reviewed retrospectively...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Jochen Markel, Tim Schwarting, Dominik Malcherczyk, Christian-Dominik Peterlein, Steffen Ruchholtz, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat
BACKGROUND: Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocations are common injuries of the shoulder associated with physical activity. The diagnosis of concomitant injuries proves complicated due to the prominent clinical symptoms of acute ACJ dislocation. Because of increasing use of minimally invasive surgery techniques concomitant pathologies are diagnosed more often than with previous procedures. METHODS: The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of concomitant intraarticular injuries in patients with high-grade acromioclavicular separation (Rockwood type III - V) as well as to reveal potential risk constellations...
November 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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
Matthijs Jacxsens, Erin K Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and integrity of an open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a dual suture anchor construct. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with at least 2 years of follow-up were retrospectively evaluated for simple shoulder test (SST), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and visual analog scales (VAS) for pain, function and satisfaction. A physical exam assessed shoulder range of motion and elbow strength...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Lyndsay E Somerville, Kevin Willits, Andrew M Johnson, Robert Litchfield, Marie-Eve LeBel, Jaydeep Moro, Dianne Bryant
Purpose  Shoulder pain and disability pose a diagnostic challenge owing to the numerous etiologies and the potential for multiple disorders to exist simultaneously. The evidence to support the use of clinical tests for superior labral anterior to posterior complex (SLAP) is weak or absent. The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic validity of physical examination maneuvers for SLAP lesions by performing a methodologically rigorous, clinically applicable study. Methods  We recruited consecutive new shoulder patients reporting pain and/or disability...
October 2017: Surgery Journal
Santos Moros Marco, José Luis Ávila Lafuente, Miguel Angel Ruiz Ibán, Jorge Diaz Heredia
BACKGROUND: The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint that is inherently unstable and thus, susceptible to dislocation. The traditional and most common anatomic finding is the Bankart lesion (anterior-inferior capsule labral complex avulsion), but there is a wide variety of anatomic alterations that can cause shoulder instability or may be present as a concomitant injury or in combination, including bone loss (glenoid or humeral head), complex capsule-labral tears, rotator cuff tears, Kim´s lesions (injuries to the posterior-inferior labrum) and rotator interval pathology...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
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