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Susmita Saha, Neelam Vasudeva
INTRODUCTION: Dimensions of acromion process are important to show linkage to the shoulder girdle pathologies. Also morphometric analysis of acromion process would be helpful for surgeons while performing surgical procedures on the shoulder joint. AIM: The purpose of this present study was to observe the detailed morphometric evaluation of adult acromion processes in North Indian population because different morphometric dimensions play an important role in various disorders of the shoulder, particularly sub acromial impingement syndrome...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Stephanie G Dakin, Christopher D Buckley, Mohammad Hussein Al-Mossawi, Robert Hedley, Fernando O Martinez, Kim Wheway, Bridget Watkins, Andrew J Carr
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence supports a key role for inflammation in the onset and progression of tendinopathy. However, the effect of the inflammatory infiltrate on tendon cells is poorly understood. METHODS: We investigated stromal fibroblast activation signatures in tissues and cells from patients with tendinopathy. Diseased tendons were collected from well-phenotyped patient cohorts with supraspinatus tendinopathy before and after sub-acromial decompression treatment...
January 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Muhammad Akram, Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah Gillani, Faheem Mubashir Farooqi, Syed Muhammad Awais
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between shoulder impingement and morphological characteristics of acromion and the role of sub-acromial injection of methylprednisolone in the short-term treatment for relieving pain and improve functional disability of these patients. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Unit-I (DOST-I), Mayo Hospital, Lahore, between November 2013 to June 2014...
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Imane Elbinoune, Bouchra Amine, Moudjibou Wabi, Hanan Rkain, Souad Aktaou, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
INTRODUCTION: The shoulder involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is common. It can be subclinical and compromise the function of the upper limb. Musculoskeletal ultrasonography can detect subclinical abnormalities in rheumatoid shoulder. Our aim was to assess the prevalence of ultrasound abnormalities in rheumatoid shoulder, and investigate their association with different parameters. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including 37 patients with RA, meeting the ACR/EULAR 2010 classification criteria, who were enrolled during a month...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Dominique M Rouleau, G Yves Laflamme, Jennifer Mutch
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective prognostic study on soft tissue injury following isolated greater tuberosity (GT) fractures of the proximal humerus with respect to the relationship between rotator cuff tears and GT displacement. METHODS: Forty-three patients with isolated GT fractures were recruited and evaluated with a standardized interview and physical examination, quality of life and shoulder function questionnaires (Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index, SF-12 Version 2, Constant, Quick-Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, Visual Analogue Scale), standard shoulder radiographs and an ultrasound...
October 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Rohit Singh, Akshay Malhotra, Gillian Cribb, Paul Cool, Stuart Hay
Impingement syndrome is usually caused by irritation of the rotator cuff within the sub acromial space and this includes the coraco-acromial arch (Acromion and Coraco-acromial ligament), the acromio-clavicular joint and occasionally the coracoid. Iatrogenic causes such as sutures, pins, plates or wires left from previous surgery can cause similar symptoms. We present a series of four cases mimicking "classical" impingement symptoms/signs in which the causal pathology was identified outside the sub-acromial space...
September 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Amit Sharad Chandra Bidwai, Ann Birch, David Temperley, Saurabh Odak, Michael J Walton, John F Haines, Ian Trail
BACKGROUND: We report on the medium- to long-term results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aiming to determine whether rotator cuff repair confers any advantage over arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression (ASAD) alone in the management of medium-sized rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Ethical approval was sought to follow-up patients previously enrolled in a completed and previously published RCT comparing the outcome of ASAD with mini-open cuff repair for the treatment of rotator cuff tear...
April 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Joe A I Prinold, Anthony M J Bull
OBJECTIVES: Overhead athletic activities and scapula dyskinesia are linked with shoulder pathology; pull-ups are a common training method for some overhead sports. Different pull-up techniques exist: anecdotally some are easier to perform, and others linked to greater incidences of pathology. This study aims to quantify scapular kinematics and external forces for three pull-up techniques, thus discussing potential injury implications. DESIGN: An observational study was performed with eleven participants (age=26...
August 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Laura Rachel Marshall, Alison Edgley
AIM: To consider the pros and cons of focus groups versus interviews for studies interested in examining patient experiences of clinical interventions. The paper looks at the hazards of being a clinician when collecting qualitative data and shares these experiences to provide useful learning for other clinicians embarking on qualitative approaches. BACKGROUND: Sub-acromial decompression surgery (SAD) is the accepted, surgical intervention for shoulder impingement syndrome...
May 2015: Nurse Researcher
S J Snyder, G J Fasulo
Arthroscopic techniques for shoulder arthroscopy have evolved and been refined constantly over the last decade. Significant advances have been made, compared to the first arthroscopic intraarticular examinations on cadavers by Takagi in 1918. Advances in fiberoptics, computer technology, and surgical instrumentation, coupled with innovative ideas and improved operative skills, have opened a new era in the orthopedic evaluation of intraarticular structures and treatment of pathology by the orthopedic surgeon...
October 1993: Surgical Technology International
Rahul Bhattacharyya, Kimberley Edwards, Angus W Wallace
BACKGROUND: Health Economists in Denmark have reported poor outcomes and low and delayed return to work for patients treated for Sub-Acromial Impingement syndrome (SAIS) by Arthroscopic Sub-Acromial Decompression (ASAD). In this setting it is important to evaluate outcomes following this commonly performed operation to justify undertaking it on our patients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ASAD for patients with SAIS and correlate clinical outcome with rate of return to work...
September 29, 2014: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Gisela Sole, Hamish Osborne, Craig Wassinger
Shoulder injuries may be associated with proprioceptive deficits, however, it is unknown whether these changes are due to the experience of pain, tissue damage, or a combination of these. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of experimentally-induced sub-acromial pain on proprioceptive variables. Sub-acromial pain was induced via hypertonic saline injection in 20 healthy participants. Passive joint replication (PJR) and threshold to detection of movement direction (TTDMD) were assessed with a Biodex System 3 Pro isokinetic dynamometer for baseline control, experimental pain and recovery control conditions with a starting position of 60° shoulder abduction...
February 2015: Manual Therapy
Arpit Jariwala, B C Raju Pavan Kumar, David M Coventry
Advanced imaging techniques, improved operative techniques, and instrumentation combined with better patient awareness and expectations have resulted in an exponential increase in upper limb surgical procedures during recent times. Surgical teams expect superior analgesia and regional blocks have matched these expectations quite often resulting in improved patient satisfaction and early rehabilitation to achieve best results. Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) is commonly used to provide analgesia for procedures involving shoulder girdle...
April 2014: International Journal of Shoulder Surgery
Alberto Tagliafico, Angela Cadoni, Bianca Bignotti, Carlo Martinoli
BACKGROUND: Tennis is believed to be potentially harmful for the shoulder, therefore the purpose of this study is to evaluate the anatomy of the rotator cuff and the coraco-humeral ligament (CHL) in a-symptomatic non-elite junior tennis players with high-resolution ultrasound (US). METHODS: From August 2009 to September 2010 n = 90 a-symptomatic non-elite junior tennis players (mean age ± standard deviation: 15 ± 3) and a control group of age- and sex- matched subjects were included...
July 18, 2014: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hayat Khan, Karam Al-Tawil
Isolated infection of the subacromial bursa is a rare entity. We present the case of a previously fit man who was found to have staphylococcal infection of the sub-acromial bursa, without an obvious precipitant. Preoperative MRI scanning determined the specific locus of infection, and the patient was successfully treated with arthroscopic washout of the sub-acromial bursa followed by empirical antibiotic therapy.
2013: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Vladimir Senekovic, Boris Poberaj, Ladislav Kovacic, Martin Mikek, Eliyahu Adar, Assaf Dekel
PURPOSE: The purposes of this prospective non-randomized study were to confirm the feasibility of the biodegradable sub-acromial spacer (InSpace™) implantation in patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tear and to determine the safety profile and functional results 3 years post-implantation. METHODS: Twenty patients were implanted with the InSpace™ device and assessed up to 3 years of post-implantation. Improvement in shoulder function was assessed using Constant score, while ease of use of the system was recorded by surgeons as were device-related adverse events...
April 2013: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Craig A Wassinger, Gisela Sole, Hamish Osborne
Shoulder injuries often comprise two separate yet related components, structural tissue damage and pain. The role of each of these components on shoulder function is difficult to ascertain. Experimental pain models allow the assessment of consequences of localized pain when applied to healthy individuals. By understanding the role of pain on shoulder function, clinicians will be able to more efficiently assess and treat shoulder injuries. The objective of the study was to evaluate the role of experimentally-induced sub-acromial pain on shoulder isokinetic rotational strength and throwing accuracy...
October 2012: Manual Therapy
L Urbánek, P Vašek, M Tuček
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Our objective is to introduce our simplified, easy-to-use classification of rotator cuff (RC) lesions, describe the frequency of individual findings in a considerably large series of shoulder joints examined by arthroscopy, evaluate the results of the operative management of individual lesion types, and recommend optimal surgical approaches. MATERIAL: Over the course of 10 years (between October 1st, 2000 and December 31st, 2009), 756 arthroscopic operations on the shoulder joint were performed...
2011: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Jong-Hun Ji, Mohamed Shafi, Sang-Eun Park, Weon-Yoo Kim
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) rarely affects the shoulder. We describe two cases of PVNS arising from the shoulder joint, which caused rotator cuff tears and sub-acromial bony erosion, and which were treated arthroscopically. Sub-acromial erosion is frequently associated with various glenohumeral joint disorders, but it has not been reported in association with PVNS. We believe PVNS should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who present with sub-acromial erosion.
May 2009: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
N P M Jain, L Ogonda, N P Trimmings
INTRODUCTION: Admission following day-case surgery can be problematic for both the patient and the health service. The purpose of this study was to identify any factors predictive of admission following arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression (ASAD) of the shoulder planned as day-case procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A postal questionnaire provided data for 27 patients undergoing ASAD as a day-case procedure between June 2002 and June 2004. RESULTS: Eighteen (66...
January 2008: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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