Patients' Preoperative Expectations Predict the Outcome of Rotator Cuff Repair
- Basic Training in Shoulder Surgery: Investigating Molecular Mechanisms of Rotator Cuff Disease. Blaine, Theodore A. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;9/17/2014, Vol. 96 Issue 18, pe163-1
The author discusses aspects on the impact of rotator cuff disease as one of the common shoulder problems in adults in the U.S. He is critical on the changes in gene expression that happen in skeletal muscle with rotator cuff pathology including tendinopathy, bursitis and massive rotator cuff...
- Functional Recovery Period after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Is it Predictable Before Surgery? Manaka, Tomoya; Ito, Yoichi; Matsumoto, Isshin; Takaoka, Kunio; Nakamura, Hiroaki // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Jun2011, Vol. 469 Issue 6, p1660
Background: Several studies have reported functional recovery of the shoulder after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR). Preoperative estimation of the time required for functional recovery is important for determining surgical indications and for planning timing of the surgery and an...
- Good News for Shoulders. MILANO, CAROL // Arthritis Today;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p59
The article presents information on a study conducted on arthritis patients who underwent rotator cuff surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, which revealed the possibility of recovery from this disease.
- The DUROM Cup Humeral Surface Replacement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Fuerst, Martin; Fink, Bernd; Rüther, Wolfgang // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2008 Supplement 2, Vol. 90-A, p287
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis often leads to severe destruction of the glenohumeral joint, including synovitis and inflammation-induced alterations of the rotator cuff. Cup arthroplasty, or surface replacement of the shoulder, was introduced in the 1980s. The aim of this study was to evaluate...
- Does continuous passive motion help? Rubin, Aaron // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Sep96, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p16o
Advises readers on using continuous passive motion (CPM) in patients with rotator cuff repair, as published in `Early results of continuous passive motion after rotator cuff repair: A prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled study,' by M.G. Raab, D. Rzeszutko et al.
- Surgery for the rotator cuff. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;9/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p115
Offers advice on how to determine if surgery is needed in case of a rotator cuff injury. Clinical examinations of the shoulder.
- How Much Benefit Do We Get from Rotator Cuff Repair? Kuhn, John E. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;9/17/2014, Vol. 96 Issue 18, pe162-1
The author discusses aspects concerning the beneficial effect from rotator cuff repair. He is critical on the use of randomized controlled trials on the rotator cuff disease management and the difficulty in the establishment of definitive guidelines for treatment. Also investigated is the...
- Long-term outcome and structural integrity following open repair of massive rotator cuff tears. Bartl, Christoph; Kouloumentas, Pannos; Holzapfel, Konstantin; Eichhorn, Stefan; W�rtler, Klaus; Imhoff, Andreas; Salzmann, Gian M. // International Journal of Shoulder Surgery;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Background: Surgical repair of massive rotator cuff tears is associated with less favorable clinical results and a higher retear rate than repair of smaller tears, which is attributed to irreversible degenerative changes of the musculotendinous unit. Materials and Methods: During the study...
- An analysis of outcome of arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair using subjective and objective scoring tools. Colegate-Stone, T.; Allom, R.; Tavakkolizadeh, A.; Sinha, J. // Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy;Sep2009, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p691
The purpose is to perform a comparative analysis of mini-open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs through the use of subjective and objective scoring tools. We conducted a prospective comparative cohort study that evaluated 123 consecutive patients who underwent rotator cuff repairs...