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Medial Epicondylitis: Evaluation and Management

Última actualización 11/06/15Nirav H. Amin, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg June 2015 ; 23 Medial epicondylitis, often referred to as “golfer’s elbow,” is a common pathology. Flexor-pronator tendon degeneration occurs with repetitive forced wrist extension and forearm supination during activities involving wrist flexion and forearm pronation. A staged process …

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Open Surgical Release for Contractures of the Elbow

Última actualización 11/06/15Philipp N. Streubel J Am Acad Orthop Surg June 2015 ; 23 Compared with arthroscopic release, open release is more commonly used for the treatment of stiff elbow. Flexion is recovered by releasing posterior tethering soft-tissue structures and by removing anterior impingement between the coronoid and/or radial head …

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Acute Management of Shoulder Dislocations

Última actualización 9/12/14Thomas Youm J Am Acad Orthop Surg. December 2014; 22 (12) Abstract The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. However, it relies on soft-tissue restraints, including the capsule, ligaments, and musculature, for stability. Therefore, this joint is at the highest …

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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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