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Shoulder dominance has no effect on function, quality of life after proximal humerus fracture

Recently published data indicated there was no significant difference with regard to shoulder dominance in the functional outcome and quality of life perception observed in proximal humeral fractures. Researchers retrospectively studied 179 patients with proximal humeral fractures (PHFs). Fractures were divided into two groups based on whether they occurred in the dominant or nondominant arm. […]

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Pitchers blood flow decreased in provocative shoulder position

After one competitive baseball season, the blood flow of pitchers significantly decreased when in a provocative shoulder position, according to researchers’ findings. The researchers collected measurements of 20 professional baseball pitchers and 16 position players on day 1 of two consecutive spring training seasons. The researchers also used diagnostic ultrasound to measure blood flow of […]

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Arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral plication found effective for shoulder instability in throwing athletes

Treatment of patients with rotator cuff deficiency and arthritis in the setting of a prior glenohumeral infection (postinfectious arthropathy) is complex, with little evidence to guide treatment. Researchers case-matched 48 overhead-throwing athletes who underwent arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral reconstruction with 48 non-throwing athletes. They measured shoulder pain, function, return to sport and determined operative failures in […]

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Surgery may be best treatment option for multidirectional shoulder dislocations

While multidirectional instability of the shoulder (MDI) has been traditionally treated without surgery, research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, shows surgery is also effective for this type of dislocation. We examined 41 athletes who received arthroscopic surgery for MDI, and noted 73% returned to play […]

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Older athletes able to return to sport after rotator cuff repair

Outcomes following the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears in older athletes appears to be successful a majority of the time, according to research presented July 11 at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Seventy-seven percent of our patients who had an arthroscopic repair of a full thickness […]

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