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Return-to-play rates high for football players after shoulder instability surgery

Getting back into the game is important for any athlete after a significant injury but shoulder injuries can be tricky, especially for football players. Researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, note that surgical treatment for shoulder instability in collegiate athletes is […]

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Preoperative condition seen as key in return to baseline function after anterior shoulder instability

Rather than surgical factors, data presented here indicate patient preoperative condition is the most important factor in return to baseline function in the short-term period following anterior shoulder instability. Of the 278 patients who had complete preoperative and postoperative ROM and strength data available, 138 (50%) returned to baseline while 133 (50%) did not. Age, […]

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Triple-bundle reconstruction to offer advantages for acromioclavicular joint instability

Patients who underwent triple-bundle reconstruction for ACJ instability had superior horizontal ACJ stability than those undergoing a single-bundle procedure. Recently published results showed superior clinical and radiological results with combined arthroscopically assisted anatomic triple-bundle coracoclavicular and acromioclavicular ligament reconstruction using an autologous semi-tendinosus tendon graft in patients with chronic high-grade acromioclavicular joint instability vs. patients […]

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Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data. Single-image assessments had no significant association with 3-D measurements of fatty infiltration for the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles. Researchers found significantly […]

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Safety of outpatient hand, shoulder surgeries examined

A large study of hand and shoulder surgeries performed at a freestanding, outpatient center found few complications — 0.2 percent in nearly 29,000 patients over an 11-year period. The study appears in the new issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Previous studies have documented the benefits of surgery conducted at outpatient centers, […]

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