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Outpatient TSA seen as safe, cost-effective in appropriately selected patients

Recently published results of a level 3 study showed patients who underwent outpatient and inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty had no significant differences in 30-day adverse event and readmission rates. Source: Healio Read more

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Relationship Between Patient-Reported Assessment of Shoulder Function and Objective Range-of-Motion Measurements

Assessment of function is the cornerstone of clinical shoulder research. This purpose of this study was to answer 3 relevant questions: How does subjective patient assessment of shoulder function correlate with objectively measured active shoulder range of motion? What is the difference in active motion between shoulders that can and those that cannot be used […]

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The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing

Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness. Source: JBJS Read more

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3 Questions and Answers about Shoulder Blade Fractures

It’s rare to fracture your shoulder blade (scapula). Your shoulder blade is well protected by your chest and muscles, so it takes significant force for this fracture to occur. When it does, most people have other injuries—like head damage or a chest injury. Given its potential severity, a shoulder blade fracture is one to know […]

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Mid-term shoulder functional and quality of life outcomes after shoulder replacement in obese patients

Background Shoulder pain and loss of function are directly associated with obesity. Questions/purposesWe hypothesized that significant interactions would exist between total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) and obesity status on functional and quality of life (QOL) outcomes over the long term. Source: ResearchGate Read more

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