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Risk factors for failing to achieve improvement after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty for glenohumeral osteoarthritis
This study was conducted to determine patient-related factors for failure to achieve improvement after primary TSA for osteoarthritis at 2 years postoperatively. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gregory T. Mahony, Brian C. Werner, Brenda Chang, Brian M. Grawe, Samuel A. Taylor, Edward V. Craig, Russell F. Warren, David M. Dines, Lawrence V. Gulotta Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Can the contralateral scapula be used as a reliable template to reconstruct the eroded scapula during shoulder arthroplasty?
The contralateral scapula can be used as a reliable template to determine scapular offset, glenoid inclination, and version of the native scapula in view of reconstructing pathologic scapulae. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Filip Verhaegen, Katrien Plessers, Philippe Debeer, Olivier Verborgt, Lennart Scheys Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Scapular kinematic and shoulder muscle activity alterations after serratus anterior muscle fatigue
Although the serratus anterior muscle has an important role in scapular movement, no study to date has investigated the effect of serratus anterior fatigue on scapular kinematics and shoulder muscle activity. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effect of serratus anterior fatigue on scapular movement and shoulder muscle activity. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jun Umehara, Ken Kusano, Masatoshi Nakamura, Katsuyuki Morishita, Satoru Nishishita, Hiroki Tanaka, Itsuroh Shimizu, Noriaki Ichihashi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Validity and internal consistency of the Helsinki Serratus Palsy Index for patients with serratus palsy
To our knowledge, no validated scales exist as yet for measuring quality of life and functioning level in patients with serratus palsy. This cross-sectional survey study examined whether a broadly validated Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) could be partially adapted for patients with serratus palsy. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Martti Vastam äki, Leena Ristolainen, Heidi Vastamäki, Katri Laimi, Mikhail Saltychev Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The prevalence of rotator cuff pathology in the setting of acute proximal biceps tendon rupture
The prevalence and severity of concomitant rotator cuff pathology in the setting of proximal biceps tendon ruptures are poorly understood. Concomitant rotator cuff disease may have important implications in the prognosis and natural history of this shoulder condition. Therefore, an observational cohort of patients with an acute rupture of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) was evaluated to determine the prevalence and severity of concomitant rotator cuff disease. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: George L. Vestermark, Bryce A. Van Doren, Patrick M. Connor, James E. Fleischli, Dana P. Piasecki, Nady Hamid Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Variation in stress distribution patterns across the radial head fovea in osteochondritis dissecans: predictive factors in radiographic findings
The objectives of this study were to assess subchondral bone density in the radial head fovea of patients with OCD and to evaluate stress distribution in the radiocapitellar joint. The relationship between radiologic classification and stress distribution, according to multivariate ordinal regression analysis, was also investigated. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 21, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuki Matsui, Tadanao Funakoshi, Daisuke Momma, Azusa Miyamoto, Kaori Endo, Kozo Furushima, Kazuhiro Fujisaki, Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Coracoid graft union: a quantitative assessment by computed tomography in primary and revision Latarjet procedure
This study aimed to establish a reproducible method of quantitatively assessing coracoid graft osseous union percentage (OUP) using computed tomography (CT) scans and to determine the effect of other factors on the OUP. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 21, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mohammad Samim, Kirstin M. Small, Laurence D. Higgins Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Injury to the axillary and suprascapular nerves in rotator cuff arthropathy and after reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective electromyographic analysis
Neurologic pre- and postoperative injuries to the axillary and/or suprascapular nerve (SSN) have a higher incidence than expected and may lead to significantly decreased functional outcomes and increased risk of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) failure. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yaiza Lopiz, Alberto Rodriguez-Gonz ález, Susana Martín-Albarrán, Hector Marcelo, Carlos García-Fernández, Fernando Marco Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Hemolytic strains of Propionibacterium acnes do not demonstrate greater pathogenicity in periprosthetic shoulder infections
Hemolysis has been suggested as a feature conferring increased pathogenicity to certain Propionibacterium acnes strains in the setting of shoulder infection. The purpose of this study was to compare the virulence of hemolytic and nonhemolytic P acnes strains in patients undergoing revision shoulder arthroplasty. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jared M. Mahylis, Vahid Entezari, James Karichu, Sandra Richter, Kathleen A. Derwin, Joseph P. Iannotti, Eric T. Ricchetti Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A preliminary exploration of plain-film radiography in scapular dyskinesis evaluation
This study investigated the feasibility of plain-film radiography in evaluating scapular dyskinesis. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kang Chen, Simin Deng, Yanhong Ma, Yelin Yao, Juan Chen, Yuqian Zhang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Three-dimensional scapular dyskinesis in hook-plated acromioclavicular dislocation including hook motion
The purpose of this study is to analyze the 3-dimensional scapular dyskinesis and the kinematics of a hook plate relative to the acromion after hook-plated acromioclavicular dislocation in vivo. Reported complications of acromioclavicular reduction using a hook plate include subacromial erosion and impingement. However, there are few reports of the 3-dimensional kinematics of the hook and scapula after the aforementioned surgical procedure. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Eugene Kim, Seunghee Lee, Hwa-Jae Jeong, Jai Hyung Park, Se-Jin Park, Jaewook Lee, Woosub Kim, Hee Jin Park, So Yeon Lee, Tsuyoshi Murase, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Sumika Ikemoto Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Paralabral cysts of the shoulder treated with isolated labral repair: effect on pain and radiologic findings
This study prospectively assessed patients with labral tears and symptomatic paralabral cysts treated with isolated labral repair. Pain relief, time to cyst resolution, reversibility of muscular edema, atrophy, fatty infiltration, and bone erosion were evaluated. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Cecilie P. Schr øder, Kirsten Lundgreen, Rune Kvakestad Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Influence of dominant- as compared with nondominant-side symptoms on Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand and Western Ontario Rotator Cuff scores in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy
The objective of this study is to determine whether scores on the DASH questionnaire and WORC index are affected if the symptoms are on the dominant or nondominant side in individuals with RC tendinopathy. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: David H øyrup Christiansen, Lori Michener, Jean-Sébastien Roy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Clinical rating systems in elbow research —a systematic review exploring trends and distributions of use
Clinical rating systems are used as outcome measures in clinical trials and attempt to gauge the patient's view of his or her own health. The choice of clinical rating system should be supported by its performance against established quality standards. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonathan P. Evans, Chris D. Smith, Nicola F. Fine, Ian Porter, Jaheeda Gangannagaripalli, Victoria A. Goodwin, Jose M. Valderas Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Preventing infection in shoulder surgery
Although rare, infection after shoulder surgery can represent a devastating complication. Infection can negatively affect clinical outcomes, and eradication often requires a protracted treatment course. Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes are among the most frequently isolated pathogens. Perioperative measures can be implemented to reduce infection risk. Here we review various perioperative practices and their efficacy at reducing infection after shoulder surgery. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jason “J.C.” Clark, Jeffrey T. Abildgaard, Jeffrey Backes, Richard J. Hawkins Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Difficulty in decision making in the treatment of displaced proximal humerus fractures: the effect of uncertainty on surgical outcomes
Decision making in the management of proximal humerus fractures can be difficult in situations in which the surgeon is uncertain of the ideal treatment. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Joey LaMartina, Kaitlyn N. Christmas, Peter Simon, Jonathan J. Streit, Jesse W. Allert, Jonathan Clark, Randall J. Otto, Adham Abdelfattah, Mark A. Mighell, Mark A. Frankle Source Type: research

Outcomes of Trabecular Metal –backed glenoid components in anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty
This study reports implant survival and clinical outcomes of patients who received a Trabecular Metal–backed glenoid component during primary anatomic TSA. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Scott T. Watson, Garland K. Gudger, Catherine D. Long, John M. Tokish, Stefan J. Tolan Source Type: research

What happens to patients when we do not repair their cuff tears? Five-year rotator cuff quality-of-life index outcomes following nonoperative treatment of patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears
The purpose of this study was to examine 5-year outcomes in a prospective cohort of patients previously enrolled in a nonoperative rotator cuff tear treatment program. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Richard S. Boorman, Kristie D. More, Robert M. Hollinshead, James P. Wiley, Nicholas G. Mohtadi, Ian K.Y. Lo, Kelly R. Brett Tags: Shoulder Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor regarding Hackl et  al: “Rare implant-specific complications of the MoPyC radial head prosthesis”
It was with great interest that we read the article “Rare implant-specific complications of the MoPyC radial head prosthesis” by Hackl et al.6 The MoPyC implant (Tornier [Bioprofile], Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, France) is a monopolar, press-fit radial head prosthesis that obtains fixation via auto-expansion of its stem; this implant design is not c urrently available for use in the United States. Although functional outcomes are promising, the description and analysis of the complications of MoPyC implants in the literature are scarce. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Pierre Laumonerie, Stephanie Declaux, Nicolas Reina, Nicolas Bonnevialle, Pierre Mansat, Meagan E. Tibbo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Engaging Osborne-Cotterill lesion with Mason 4 radial head elbow dislocation fracture: a case report of biomechanical importance and operative treatment
The “Osborne-Cotterill Lesion” was first described in 1966 as “an osteochondral fracture in the posterolateral margin of the humeral capitellum with or without a crater or shovel-like defect in the radial head.”4,7 Nowadays, it is well known that the stability of the elbow joint is provided by s tatic (osseous, capsular, ligamentous) and dynamic (muscular) structures.9 In elbow dislocation fractures, stability of the elbow joint can be severely compromised if sufficient reconstruction of osseous and soft tissue stabilizers does not occur. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Eugenia Schwarzkopf, Norbert S üdkamp, Dirk Maier Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Prevalence and clinical outcomes of heterotopic ossification after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction has become increasingly popular in elite athletes. However, the prevalence of heterotopic ossification (HO) formation after UCL reconstruction has not yet been reported. We sought to determine the prevalence of HO formation after UCL reconstruction and the clinical outcomes following HO treatment. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jin-Young Park, Beom Ho Seo, Kyung-Ho Hong, Jae-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Soo Oh, Seok Won Chung, Young-Min Noh Source Type: research

Tennis elbow: associated psychological factors
This study investigated whether patients with tennis elbow have a different psychological profile compared with healthy controls. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aurelie Aben, Lieven De Wilde, Nadine Hollevoet, Carlos Henriquez, Marc Vandeweerdt, Koen Ponnet, Alexander Van Tongel Source Type: research

The success of return to sport after ulnar collateral ligament injury in baseball: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ulnar collateral ligament injury (UCLI) has significantly increased in overhead sports during the past 2 decades. Differences in return to sport (RTS) and RTS at previous level (RTSP) after UCLI have not been differentiated. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Scott D. Peters, Garrett S. Bullock, Adam P. Goode, Grant E. Garrigues, David S. Ruch, Michael P. Reiman Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Sponsoring Societies
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Fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy of the rotator cuff in stemless total shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study
The influence of preoperative rotator cuff fatty infiltration (FI) and muscle atrophy (MA) on the postoperative outcome of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) has only rarely been investigated and reported in the literature. We hypothesized that more FI and MA would be associated with a worse postoperative functional outcome. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Arkan S. Sayed-Noor, Raymond Pollock, Bassem T. Elhassan, Bakir Kadum Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Impact of spine alignment on the rotator cuff in long-term wheelchair users
We investigated the impact of poor seated posture on the prevalence of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) among wheelchair-dependent individuals with long-standing paraplegia. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yasser Kentar, Manuela Brunner, Thomas Bruckner, Andreas Hug, Patric Raiss, Felix Zeifang, Markus Loew, Haidara Almansour, Michael Akbar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sequential 3-dimensional computed tomography analysis of implant position following total shoulder arthroplasty
Detection of postoperative component position and implant shift following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) can be challenging using routine imaging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate glenoid component position over time using 3-dimensional computed tomography (CT) analysis with minimum 2-year follow-up. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Eric T. Ricchetti, Bong-Jae Jun, Richard A. Cain, Ari Youderian, Eric J. Rodriguez, David Kusin, Naveen Subhas, Thomas E. Patterson, Joseph P. Iannotti Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Bridging multimodal pain management provides 48-hour pain control in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement
We report our experience with a bridging multimodal pain management program that provides comprehensive 48-hour pain control in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement (TSR). (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chandrakanth Boddu, Ashley Genza, Peter D. McCann Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Lower shoulder abduction during throwing motion may cause forceful internal impingement and decreased anterior stability
Internal impingement and decreased anterior stability, which result from shoulder capsular loosening, are common shoulder pathologies in throwing athletes. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of shoulder abduction angle on shoulder internal impingement and anterior shoulder stability during the simulated throwing motion. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Masaki Akeda, Teruhisa Mihata, Woong Kyo Jeong, Michelle H. McGarry, Tetsuya Yamazaki, Thay Q. Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A morphovolumetric study of head malposition in proximal humeral fractures based on 3-dimensional computed tomography scans: the control volume theory
This study regards a volumetric analysis of proximal humeral fractures. The main purpose was to investigate the head displacement in relation to the shaft and its link to volume reductions ( “bone loss”) of the anatomic segments interposed between the head and the shaft: the tuberosities and the calcar. We call this area “control volume.” (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Raffaele Russo, Antonio Guastafierro, Livia Renata Pietroluongo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Stress shielding of the humerus in press-fit anatomic shoulder arthroplasty: review and recommendations for evaluation
Uncemented press-fit humeral stems were developed with the goal of decreasing operative time, preserving bone stock, and easing revision. In recent years, short stems and stemless humeral implants have also become available. These press-fit humeral implants have varying designs that can lead to changes in stress distribution in the proximal humerus. Such stress shielding manifests as bony adaptations and may affect long-term functional outcome and the ability to perform revision. However, current studies of humeral fixation during total shoulder arthroplasty are complicated because a variety of classification systems have ...
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Patrick J. Denard, Patric Raiss, Reuben Gobezie, T. Bradley Edwards, Evan Lederman Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

A prospective study of coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction with autogenous peroneus longus tendon for acromioclavicular joint dislocations
This study examined the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients with AC joint dislocations repaired with the autogenous anterior half of the peroneus longus tendon (AHPLT) to achieve ACCR. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yu Zhu, Peilin Hsueh, Bingfang Zeng, Yimin Chai, Changqing Zhang, Yunfeng Chen, Yuchen Wang, Tuerxun Maimaitiaili Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Quantifying success after total shoulder arthroplasty: the substantial clinical benefit
This study quantifies SCB for 7 outcome metrics and active motion measurements after shoulder arthroplasty and determines how these values vary based on prosthesis type, patient age at surgery, sex, and length of follow-up. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ryan Simovitch, Pierre-Henri Flurin, Thomas Wright, Joseph D. Zuckerman, Christopher P. Roche Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The effectiveness of cerebral oxygenation monitoring during arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the beach chair position: a randomized blinded study
Beach chair positioning for shoulder surgery is associated with measurable cerebral desaturation events (CDEs) in up to 80% of patients. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology allows real-time measurement of cerebral oxygenation and may minimize the frequency of CDEs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of CDEs when anesthetists were aware of and blinded to NIRS monitoring and to determine the short-term cognitive effects of surgery in the beach chair position. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ryan M. Cox, Grant C. Jamgochian, Kristen Nicholson, Justin C. Wong, Surena Namdari, Joseph A. Abboud Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Glenoid neck Hounsfield units on computed tomography can accurately identify patients with low bone mineral density
Osteoporosis is a costly and morbid disease with the first presentation often with a fragility fracture. The purpose of this study was to assess whether Hounsfield unit (HU) measurements on shoulder computed tomography could identify patients at risk of osteoporosis and aid in its diagnosis. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kyle E. Nappo, Daniel L. Christensen, Jared A. Wolfe, Scott M. Tintle Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A new local muscle flap for elbow coverage —the medial triceps brachii flap: anatomy, surgical technique, and preliminary outcomes
We report our experience using this flap to cover traumatic and postsurgical wounds. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ana ïs Delgove, Romain Weigert, Vincent Casoli Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The accelerated effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 delivered by β-tricalcium phosphate on tendon-to-bone repair process in rabbit models
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) plays an important role in the tendon-to-bone repair process. However, there is no previous literature on acceleration of the tendon-to-bone repair process by BMP-2 delivered by β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP). The aim of this study was to investigate the accelerated effect of recombinant human BMP-2 (rhBMP-2) delivered by β-TCP on the tendon-to-bone repair process. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yoshihiro Hirakawa, Tomoya Manaka, Kumi Orita, Yoichi Ito, Koichi Ichikawa, Hiroaki Nakamura Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Outcomes of an anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty with a contralateral reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
This study compared the outcomes of patients with a TSA in 1 shoulder and an RSA in the contralateral shoulder. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ryan M. Cox, Eric M. Padegimas, Joseph A. Abboud, Charles L. Getz, Mark D. Lazarus, Matthew L. Ramsey, Gerald R. Williams, John G. Horneff Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Outcomes of lesser tuberosity osteotomy in revision anatomic shoulder arthroplasty
Lesser tuberosity osteotomy (LTO) is a common surgical approach during anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. Outcomes of LTO have been shown to be similar to subscapularis tenotomy and peel techniques, but little is known about the outcomes of LTO during revision arthroplasty. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Cesar D. Lopez, Stephen P. Maier, Zachary J. Bloom, Brian B. Shiu, Djuro Petkovic, Charles M. Jobin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sonographic assessment of the subscapularis after reverse shoulder arthroplasty: impact of tendon integrity on shoulder function
The deltopectoral approach for reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) requires subscapularis tenotomy or lesser tuberosity osteotomy. Whether the subscapularis should be repaired at the conclusion of the procedure remains controversial. The present study sonographically assessed the subscapularis after RSA and evaluated the effect of tendon integrity on functional outcome. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nicolas J. Dedy, Conor J. Gouk, Fraser J. Taylor, Michael Thomas, S.L. Ezekiel Tan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Is nonoperative management of partial distal biceps tears really successful?
The current treatment of partial distal biceps tears is a period of nonoperative management, followed by surgery, if symptoms persist. Little is known about the success rate and outcomes of nonoperative management of this illness. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tyler M. Bauer, Justin C. Wong, Mark D. Lazarus Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Radiocapitellar prosthetic arthroplasty: short-term to midterm results of 19 elbows
In this study, we assessed the short-term to midterm functional and radiographic results of elbows after RC PA. Our secondary aim was to assess the survival of the RC PA. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Amir R. Kachooei, Nicole A.M. Heesakkers, Andras Heijink, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Latissimus dorsi transfer for irreparable subscapularis tendon tears
There are several tendon transfers for reconstruction of irreparable subscapularis tears. The latissimus dorsi (LD) could be used because its direction and function are similar to those of the subscapularis. We performed LD transfers for irreparable subscapularis tears and evaluated clinical outcomes. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sang Won Mun, Ji Young Kim, Seung Hoon Yi, Chang Hee Baek Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Augmentation with a reinforced acellular fascia lata strip graft limits cyclic gapping of supraspinatus repairs in a human cadaveric model
This study assessed the extent to which augmentation of human supraspinatus repairs with a reinforced fascia strip can reduce gap formation during in vitro cyclic loading. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ryan A. Milks, Joel D. Kolmodin, Eric T. Ricchetti, Joseph P. Iannotti, Kathleen A. Derwin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Recurrent rotator cuff tear: is ultrasound imaging reliable?
The diagnostic workup of the painful shoulder after rotator cuff repair (RCR) can be quite challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of ultrasonography (US) for the detection of recurrent rotator cuff tears in patients with shoulder pain after RCR. We hypothesized that US for the diagnosis of recurrent rotator cuff tear after RCR would not prove to be reliable when compared with surgical arthroscopic confirmation (gold standard). (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - February 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ron Gilat, Ehud Atoun, Ornit Cohen, Oren Tsvieli, Ehud Rath, Dror Lakstein, Ofer Levy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Preventing brachial plexus injury during shoulder surgery: a real-time cadaveric study
This study aimed to identify arm positions and maneuvers that may risk causing brachial plexopathy during shoulder arthroplasty. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - January 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andrew W. Kam, Patrick H. Lam, Pieter S.W.A. Haen, Martin Tan, Aminudin Shamsudin, George A.C. Murrell Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Prevalence of Propionibacterium acnes in the glenohumeral compared with the subacromial space in primary shoulder arthroscopies
We hypothesized that the prevalence of Propionibacterium acnes in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroscopy is equal in the glenohumeral space compared with the subacromial space. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - January 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Thilo Patzer, Sabine Petersdorf, Ruediger Krauspe, Pablo Emilio Verde, Birgit Henrich, Martin Hufeland Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Os acromiale open reduction and internal fixation: a review of iliac crest autogenous bone grafting and local bone grafting
This study assessed whether union of an os acromiale could be reliably achieved without the use of an iliac crest bone graft. (Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - January 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mordicai Atinga, Reinhold Gregor, Karthik M. Selvaraj, Thin F. Hong Tags: Original Article Source Type: research