Categories for Shoulder

Shoulder Diagnoses

February 19, 2014 11:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Which physical examination tests provide clinicians with the most value when examining the shoulder?” Update of a systematic review with metanalysis of individual tests. An extremely thorough analysis of the all of the medical literature on medical tests for shoulder problems was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine,…

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The Neck & Shoulder Pathology Masquerade

January 22, 2014 12:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Neck-Shoulder Crossover- How often do neck and shoulder pathology masquerade as each other?” By Sembrano, M.D., et al., American Journal of Orthopaedics, September 2013 In a university setting 694 new patients were evaluated between a shoulder clinic and a spine clinic. One out of 25 patients were identified wherein the…

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Dermal Allograft Use in Massive Rotator Cuff Repair

September 16, 2013 12:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Human Dermal Allograft Interposition for Reconstruction of Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears,” by Venouzioua Kokkalis, ZT, and Sotereanos, DG, American Journal of Orthopaedics, February 2013, pages 63-70. This is a small retrospective study involving 14 patients in the average of 54-1/2 years old who underwent either primary or revision repair…

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Are We Ever Really The Same After an Injury?

July 8, 2013 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The statement is often made by patients I see that “I know I’ll never be the same as I was before the injury”. This is usually not a correct assumption. Though there is not an absolute relationship between stage of disease and magnitude and quality of correction, early treatment in…

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