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Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Failed SLAP Repair

Última actualización 16/10/14Brian C. Werner J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 vol. 22 no. 9 In general, favorable outcomes have been achieved with arthroscopic repair of superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears. However, some patients remain dissatisfied or suffer further injury after SLAP repair and may seek additional treatment to alleviate …

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Management of Malunion of the Proximal Humerus: Current Concepts

Última actualización 11/09/14Daphne Pinkas J Am Acad Orthop Surg August 2014 vol. 22 no. 8 Proximal humerus fractures remain one of the most common orthopaedic injuries, particularly in the elderly. Displaced fractures often require surgery, and management can be challenging because of comminution and poor bone quality. Despite advances in …

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Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries in Shoulder Surgery

Última actualización 9/12/13William F. Scully J Am Acad Orthop Surg December 2013 vol. 21 no. 12 Abstract The range of open and arthroscopic shoulder procedures continues to evolve and expand. Despite advances in instrumentation and technology, complications still exist and neurologic injury remains an inherent part of these procedures. Iatrogenic …

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Fatty Infiltration and Rotator Cuff Atrophy

Última actualización 28/10/13Bradley R. Kuzel J Am Acad Orthop Surg October 2013 vol. 21 no. 10 Abstract Moderate to severe fatty infiltration and rotator cuff atrophy are commonly associated with poor clinical outcomes and failed rotator cuff repair. Numerous animal and human studies have attempted to elucidate the etiology of …

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Management of Shoulder Instability in the Skeletally Immature Patient

Última actualización 30/09/13Xinning Li J Am Acad Orthop SurgSeptember 2013vol. 21 no. 9 Abstract 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 …

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Proximal Humerus and Humeral Shaft Nonunions

Última actualización 30/09/13Edwin R. Cadet J Am Acad Orthop SurgSeptember 2013vol. 21 no. 9 Abstract The rate of nonunion is estimated to be 1.1% to 10% following closed treatment of proximal humerus fracture and 5.5% following closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture. Surgical management should be considered for fractures that …

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Tendon Transfers for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

Última actualización 2/08/13Reza Omid J Am Acad Orthop Surg. Vol 21 Nº 8 August 2013 Tendon transfer is one treatment option for patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. Although surgical indications are not clearly defined, the traditional thought is that the ideal candidate is young and lacks significant glenohumeral …

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