Authors: Peter J Millett, MD, Brandon T Goldenberg, Lucca Lacheta, Travis J Dekker, James D Spratt, Philip C Nolte Abstract: Large and massive rotator cuff tears have the highest risk of retear. Common [...]
Abstract Arthroscopic repair of SLAP tears is a common shoulder procedure, especially in overhead athletes. Repair techniques have evolved over the last 20 years, and the optimal technique remains elusive. In many cases, a [...]
BACKGROUND: The indications and outcomes for rotator cuff repair (RCR) among patients ≥70 years old are not widely reported. Many active patients in this age range desire a joint-preserving option, and several small series [...]
Sternoclavicular Joint Reconstruction Fracture Risk Is Reduced With Straight Drill Tunnels and Optimized With Tendon Graft Suture Augmentation.
BACKGROUND: Despite the rare entity of sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) instability, a variety of different reconstruction techniques for SCJ dislocations have been described. A technique with oblique drilling has been proposed to reduce intraoperative risks. [...]
Return to Sport After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Is There a Difference Between the Recreational and the Competitive Athlete?
Rotator cuff tears are common and can lead to pain and dysfunction. The prevalence of rotator cuff tears in the general population is reported to be 9.7% among patients 20 years old and 62% among [...]
Prevalence of Shoulder Labral Injury in Collegiate Football Players at the National Football League Scouting Combine
Labral tears confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are a relatively common injury among collegiate athletes and can influence a player’s ability to compete at the professional level. Shoulder instability events in athletes, which [...]
Quantitative Assessment of the Coracoacromial and the Coracoclavicular Ligaments With 3-Dimensional Mapping of the Coracoid Process Anatomy: A Cadaveric Study of Surgically Relevant Structures
The coracoid process serves as the attachment site for many structures, including the conjoint tendon of the coracobrachialis and the short bead of the biceps, the pectoralis minor muscle, the coracoacromial ligament (CAL), the [...]
Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears involving the posterosuperior rotator cuff are challenging to treat. Many treatment options exist, including debridement, partial rotator cuff repair, patch- augmented rotator cuff repair, bridging rotator cuff reconstruction with a [...]
The ability of massive osteochondral allografts from the medial tibial plateau to reproduce normal joint contact pressures after glenoid resurfacing: the effect of computed tomography matching
Treatment of shoulder arthritis in patients younger than 50 years remains controversial. Total shoulder arthroplasty has limitations in this age group and is frequently avoided because of concerns of premature glenoid component failure. Therefore, a [...]
In individuals with glenohumeral osteoarthritis, the pattern of eccentric posterior glenoid erosion and anterior soft tissue contracture is not uncommon. Surgical technique generally includes correction of glenoid orientation to neutral and anterior soft tissue releases. [...]