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Hemiarthroplasty, TSA yielded pain relief for patients with atraumatic osteonecrosis

Patients with atraumatic osteonecrosis of the humeral head experienced lasting pain relief and improved range of motion after undergoing either hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty, according to results. The study included 141 shoulder arthroplasties performed in patients with atraumatic osteonecrosis of the humeral head. Of these, investigators followed 67 hemiarthroplasties and 71 total shoulder arthroplasties […]

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Arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears

The superior capsule reconstruction is a novel treatment option for massive, irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. Treatment goals of such tears are to reduce pain, restore shoulder function and delay the development of advanced cuff tear arthropathy. Current non-prosthetic treatment options include debridement and partial rotator cuff repair, bridging rotator cuff reconstruction with a graft […]

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New procedure for massive rotator cuff tears restores stability better, say researchers

Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day today, discussed how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator cuff tears may help patients return to sports and work quicker. […]

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Study shows increase in arthroplasty as treatment of proximal humerus fragility fractures

While nonoperative management of proximal humerus fragility fractures remains the most common treatment among elderly patients, there has been an increase in shoulder arthroplasty for this population, according to results. Researchers obtained associated patient demographics, hospital data, and treatment and revision status for 259,506 proximal humerus fractures that occurred in a Medicare population identified in […]

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Several patient risk factors associated with discharge to post-acute care after TSA

Results of this study cited several patient risk factors, including older age, number of comorbidities and procedure type, linked with an increased risk of discharge to a post-acute care facility after total shoulder arthroplasty. Researchers analyzed the Nationwide Inpatient Sample discharge records from 2011 to 2012 for patients who underwent either total shoulder arthroplasty(TSA) or […]

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