Platelet-Rich Plasma for Rotator Cuff Disease: Has it come of time?

April 5, 2021

Robotic-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery: Is it Beneficial?

March 30, 2021

Robotic-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery: Is It Beneficial? So far, an enormous amount of money has been spent on equipment to improve the accuracy of a cut when installing joints for knee and hip replacement. Computer navigation, however, has not been proven to show any overall benefit to the patient, i.e., no…

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

January 11, 2021

There is a controversy as to whether rotator cuff repairs done arthroscopically should be done with a single row of suture anchors or two rows, i.e., double row.  Investigators promoting the double-row technique have yet to prove a benefit and justify the cost.  Among the most experienced arthroscopic surgeons in…

Microsurgery for Brachial Plexus Injury, Before Vs. After 6 mos. of Age

February 24, 2020

Fortunately, injury to the major nerves to the upper extremity rare relatively rare in the United States, particularly in child delivery.  When they occur, however, there has been controversy as to when the best time is to intervene for those lesions which are expected to require end-to-end reconnecting and possibly…

Carpal Tunnel Release Outcome in Worker’s Compensation Patients

January 6, 2020

Jung, et al., in Hand 2018, Vol. 13, pages 137-142, published a meta-analysis (comparison of data in the literature) on private, i.e. non-work-related, and worker’s compensation-treated patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  They found that worker’s compensation patients took almost five weeks longer to return to work and were 16% less…