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Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results. Researchers retrospectively compared data for 60 patients with a history of preoperative opioid use for shoulder pain who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) […]

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Sugaya MRI classification showed no differences between intact rotator cuff repair, partial-thickness retears

Recently published results showed no significant differences in clinical scores between patients with intact rotator cuff repairs or partial-thickness retears as stratified by the Sugaya MRI classification system at 16 weeks, according to results. At 16 weeks after arthroscopic supraspinatus repair, researchers evaluated 60 patients using the Oxford Shoulder Score, 11-item version of DASH score, […]

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Characteristics of different reverse Hill-Sachs lesions may help identify defects likely to re-engage

Results from this multicenter study indicated differences between the three types of reverse Hill-Sachs lesions may help predict defects that are more likely to re-engage, with the gamma angle seen as a predictor for re-engagement among the defect types. Researchers collected data for 99 patients with 102 cases of reverse Hill-Sachs lesions from seven shoulder […]

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A 55-year-old woman with 1 year of left shoulder pain

A 55-year-old right-hand dominant chef with a history of depression and tobacco use presented to our clinic with worsening atraumatic left shoulder pain. Her symptoms began insidiously approximately 1 year prior to presentation, and had recently begun to limit her activities of daily living. She described a constant dull pain, which escalated to sharp pain […]

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Outcomes of intramedullary nailing for acute proximal humerus fractures: a systematic review

While proximal humerus fractures remain common within the elderly population, the optimal treatment method remains controversial. Intramedullary nailing has been advocated as an effective and less invasive surgical technique. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the demographics, outcomes, and complications of intramedullary nailing for acute, displaced proximal humerus fractures. Multiple computerized literature databases […]

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