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Tranexamic acid use in TSA linked with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization

Patients who received tranexamic acid prior to total shoulder arthroplasty had a statistically significant reduction in blood loss and had shorter recovery room and hospital stays than controls, according to results. Researchers compared 106 patients undergoing primary anatomic or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) who received a 20 mg/kg dose of tranexamic acid intravenously with […]

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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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Three injection methods yielded similar clinical improvements for frozen shoulder at 6 months

At 6-month follow-up, intra-articular injection, subacromial injection and hydrodilatation had similar clinical improvements in the treatment of primary frozen shoulder, with hydrodilatation showing more rapid improvement, according to results. Researchers randomly assigned 86 patients with primary frozen shoulder to undergo either intra-articular injection, subacromial injection or hydrodilatation. Researchers completed evaluations of all patients using the […]

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Nonoperative management of superior labrum anterior-posterior tears yielded positive outcomes

Nonoperative management of superior labrum anterior-posterior tears in young active patients produced positive outcomes with significant pain relief, according to results. Researchers assessed baseline and 6-month data for 63 patients who initially underwent nonoperative treatment for isolated type II superior labrum anterior-posterior tears. A telephone survey was used to evaluate the final outcome. Researchers defined […]

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Findings link acromion spurs with full-thickness cuff tears

Full-thickness cuff tears were associated with the presence of an acromion spur, and a higher acromial index and critical shoulder angle. However, a higher acromial index and critical shoulder angle were not associated with partial tears, according to results. Based on sonographic examination, researchers categorized 166 patients who presented with non-traumatic unilateral shoulder pain into […]

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