Source – Medical Xpress
Cortisone injections are a common nonsurgical approach to treating rotator cuff injuries. However, researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans suggest that individuals who receive injections less than six months before a rotator cuff repair may have an increased risk for revision rotator cuff repair.
Source – healio
Patients with large or massive rotator cuff tears who had intact tendons after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair experienced worse outcomes if they had preoperative fatty degeneration of the infraspinatus or subscapularis with Goutallier stage 2 or higher, according to results.
Source – healio
As the number of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties performed on younger patients continues to grow, return to work after surgery becomes increasingly important. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty to return patients 55 years or younger to work postoperatively. A retrospective review was performed of consecutive anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty patients.
A total of 1,533 consecutive shoulders had an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by a single surgeon. Patients assessed their shoulder stiffness using a Likert scale preoperatively and at 1, 6, 12, and 24 weeks (6 months) postoperatively, and examiners evaluated passive range of motion preoperatively and at 6, 12, and 24 weeks postoperatively. Repair integrity was determined by ultrasound evaluation at 6 months.
Source – arthroscopyjournal.org
To investigate clinical outcomes in patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of isolated partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) of the supraspinatus tendon with a minimum follow-up period of 5 years.