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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Xinning Li, Richard Ma, Natalie M Nielsen, Lawrence V Gulotta, Joshua S Dines, Brett D Owens
Several studies have focused on management of shoulder instability in the adolescent and young adult population. However, a paucity of literature exists regarding shoulder dislocation in the skeletally immature population. The presence of an open physis makes the dislocated pediatric shoulder a challenging clinical problem. In general, management includes prompt reduction and sling immobilization. In athletic patients aged ≥14 years with a Bankart lesion, early surgical intervention may be warranted because of the higher risk of recurrent instability...
September 2013: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Cortney A Myer, Eric J Hegedus, Daniel Thomas Tarara, Daniel M Myer
BACKGROUND: This article provides clinicians with a user's guide on the performance of the shoulder physical examination tests most supported by current evidence from a recent systematic review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. DISCUSSION: A description of clinical shoulder tests is provided with explanations on exact testing procedures and complimentary photographs.
September 2013: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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