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Unexpected inferior shift found in patients with rotator cuff tears during active elevation

Although recently published results showed no dynamic superior humeral head migration among patients with well-compensated single or two-tendon rotator cuff tears, an unexpected inferior shift during active elevation was found. Researchers used a custom biplane fluoroscopy system to measure the 3-D position and orientation of the scapula and humerus of 14 patients with full-thickness supraspinatus […]

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Successful long-term results seen after arthroscopic subacromial decompression for impingement syndrome

Patients with impingement syndrome did well 20 years after their index arthroscopic subacromial decompression, including acromioplasty, resection of the coracoacromial ligament and coplaning, according to results. Researchers identified 95 patients with subacromial impingement syndrome with or without a rotator cuff tear and with or without calcific deposits who underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression, including acromioplasty, resection […]

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Cementless short-stem shoulder arthroplasty yielded good functional, radiologic results at 2 years

Patients who underwent cementless short-stem shoulder arthroplasty experienced good functional and radiologic results at a minimum follow-up of 2 years, according to study results. Researchers evaluated 52 patients with uncemented short-stem shoulder arthroplasties and analyzed their radiographs for inclination of the stem, filling ratio of metaphysis and diaphysis, bone remodeling around the stem, radiolucent lines […]

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Open surgery still plays a substantial role in modern rotator cuff repair

With the advancement of arthroscopic surgery in the repair of rotator cuff tears, the gold standard of open surgery has begun to be slowly replaced. However, the literature has shown similar results when comparing arthroscopic and open rotator cuff repair. The gold standard in our literature has always been the open repair technique and as […]

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Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer found effective for rotator cuff tears

Patients with irreparable, posterosuperior massive rotator cuff tears experienced pain relief, functional recovery and postoperative satisfaction after undergoing an arthroscopic-assisted latissimus dorsi tendon transfer, according to results. Using the Constant and Murley score, researchers assessed preoperative and postoperative function in 86 patients who underwent an arthroscopic-assisted latissimus dorsi tendon transfer for irreparable, posterosuperior massive rotator […]

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