The major complication and reoperation rates after distal biceps repair are poorly defined. The purpose of this large retrospective cohort study of distal biceps repairs performed by multiple surgeons within a large orthopedic group was to more clearly define the rates and risk factors of clinically impactful major complications and reoperations.
Stryker received FDA clearance of its biodegradable InSpace balloon implant which replaces the need for complicated rotator cuff surgeries by restoring subacromial space in the shoulder, according to a company press release.
Of the four rotator cuff muscles, it’s the infraspinatus muscle that often sustains damage. Swimmers and tennis players are susceptible, as are weight trainees.
Most rotator cuff tears cannot heal on their own unless the injury is minor. Some need short-term anti-inflammatory medication along with physiotherapy, whereas most need surgical intervention.
Dead arm syndrome is a condition that affects the shoulder. It’s caused by repeated movements, which place stress on the joint.
Including acetaminophen for pain management prior to and after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair can significantly reduce opioid consumption and improve patient satisfaction postoperatively. Not only that, but patients who take acetaminophen perioperative can also have better pain control, even while consuming fewer opioids.
Staging of osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow based on pathological progression in the partially detached articular fragment
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is considered to show the following stages of pathological progression: IA, nearly normal-cartilaginous; IB, deteriorated-cartilaginous; IIA, cartilage-ossifying; and IIB, cartilage-osteonecrotic. However, the validity of this pathological staging for OCD has yet to be confirmed in a large number of cases.
Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.
Bone spurs in the shoulders may develop as a result of degenerative joint conditions as well as injuries and general wear and tear.
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.