Surgeons have performed acromioplasty to reduce pain and prevent rotator cuff disease progression since the 1970s. However, in the past decade, a number of randomized trials have brought the appropriate use of acromioplasty into question.
Dr. Vani Sabesan answers ICJR’s questions about multimodal pain management following shoulder procedures, the role of patient education, and how state laws are changing opioid prescribing habits.
Rupture of the distal biceps tendon is an increasingly frequent injury sustained predominantly by middle aged males. Despite the prevalence of sport in this age group, little is known regarding return to sport outcomes following surgery.
A dislocated shoulder is a common sports injury that can occur with a single swing of the tennis racket or an awkward fall on the field. Though popping the bone back into the socket may seem like a simple solution, the reality is more complex.
Injury to the biceps muscle and tendon can lead to bicep pain and other symptoms. Causes include overuse of the muscle and trauma, but they can result in different types of injury.
The success rate of shoulder surgery is very high,1 however, there are possible complications, the most concerning being an infection.
A fractured clavicle, or fractured collarbone, is a common sports injury that generally occurs from an impact to the shoulder of a fall on an outstretched arm. These fractures may be partial or complete and often require surgical repair or immobilization while they heal. It's important to work closely with your physician and physical therapist to design a clavicle fracture rehabilitation program that is specific to your injury, fitness level, and lifestyle.
A Pitt bioengineer and orthopaedic surgeon develop a quantitative, individualized approach for capsule surgery following shoulder dislocation
A frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition involving pain and stiffness in the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder (glenohumoral joint). It usually develops over time and can limit the functional use of your arm.
With this novel surgical technique for subscapularis repair during RSA, the superior two thirds of the subscapularis tendon is repaired to the anterior aspect of the greater tuberosity, which is lateral to the bicipital groove and above the glenosphere center of rotation compared with the standard subscapularis repair.