Pop goes the shoulder– now what?
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.
A Head-to-Head Evaluation of Subacromial Balloon Spacer vs. Partial Repair for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Although various treatment options are available, successfully managing patients with massive rotator cuff tears remains a challenge. One option that has generated considerable interest among orthopaedic surgeons is implantation of a biodegradable subacromial balloon spacer that has the potential to recenter the humeral head within the glenoid.
How Surgeons Can Improve Outcomes of Revision ACL Reconstruction
Outcomes of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are known to be inferior to those of primary procedures, but little has been known about why this occurs – until now. New research from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, suggests that 2 important clinical decisions can significantly improve a patient’s chances of a experiencing a good outcome after revision surgery.
Modular Junction Fracture of a Revision Femoral Stem
A 60-year–old male patient presents with thigh pain and an inability to ambulate 2 years following a revision total hip arthroplasty with a modular tapered fluted titanium stem. What are the best treatment options for his reconstruction?
IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain
IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.
Yoga Moves to Improve Hip Health
Protect yourself from pain and disability with simple exercises you can do at home
Knee Pain and Function: Nonoperative Approaches to Managing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Physical rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative techniques can treat different aspects of “runner’s knee,” to alleviate tight muscles and tender points within the joint or muscle and increase range of motion.
Don’t let shoulder pain sideline your summer
Shoulders are among the most frequently injured joints in the body, with the main culprit stemming from the rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that allows you to lift and rotate your arms. Over 3 million Americans each year are affected by rotator cuff problems.
Reverse Hemiarthroplasty for Staged Revision to Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
A 65-year-old female patient presents with a painful and dysfunctional right shoulder 14 years after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty and subsequent glenoid component removal for aseptic loosening. What are the treatment options for revision shoulder arthroplasty in the setting of significant glenoid-sided bone deficiency?
SURGICAL PEARLS: Stem Fixation in Revision TKA
Whether to use cemented or cementless stem fixation in a revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial, but it doesn’t have to be: If done well, in the appropriate circumstances, either fixation type will work