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  • Efficacy of Nonoperative Treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse injury affecting approximately 1 to 3 percent of the population. Although symptoms may disappear spontaneously within 1 year, the clinical guidelines for conservative treatment are not clear. The authors' objective was to examine the outcomes of nonsurgical treatments for lateral epicondylitis through a meta-analysis and provide a treatment recommendation using the available evidence.

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  • The Over-the-Top Subscapularis Repair Technique for Reverse TSA

    With this novel surgical technique for subscapularis repair during RSA, the superior two thirds of the subscapularis tendon is repaired to the anterior aspect of the greater tuberosity, which is lateral to the bicipital groove and above the glenosphere center of rotation compared with the standard subscapularis repair.

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  • Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options

    Shoulder pain has many different causes and treatments. It isn't easy to know the difference between different types of shoulder pain, like a frozen shoulder, shoulder blade pain, or symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. This is why you need to get medical attention if you have shoulder pain—and the treatment is tailored to the cause, your overall health, and your level of activity.

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  • What is a rotator cuff tear?

    Rotator cuff tears are a common injury of the complex shoulder joint. The shoulder is one of the most amazing joints in the body. The range of motion of your shoulder—the amount of movement at the joint—is greater than in any other joint in the body.

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  • New technique uses mortise and tenon joints to repair unstable shoulders

    Orthopaedic surgery techniques for treatment of recurrent shoulder instability are effective, but prone to problems with nonunion of bone grafts held in place by screws alone. A new technique—borrowing a design used for centuries in Chinese architecture and woodworking—provides an effective approach to shoulder stabilization, suggests a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • New technique uses the principles of mortise and tenon joints for repair of unstable shoulders

    Surgical techniques to treat recurrent shoulder instability are effective but prone to non-union of bone grafts held in place by screws alone. A study published online by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggests that a new technique – borrowing a design used for centuries in Chinese architecture and woodworking – can provide an effective approach to shoulder stabilization.

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  • Tips for Treating Your Bicep Pain at Home

    The bicep muscle is one of the most important muscles for your upper body strength. An injury to this hardworking muscle can make day-to-day tasks difficult.

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  • How Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosed?

    A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.

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  • A Lengthy Delay in Rotator Cuff Surgery May Increase the Odds of Needing a Revision

    According to a retrospective study from researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), patients who underwent surgery 6 weeks to 12 months after a rotator cuff tear diagnosis had better outcomes than those who delayed surgery for more than 12 months.

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  • Degenerative Changes in the Elbow Joint after Radial Head Excision for Fracture: Quantitative 3-Dimensional Analysis in Bone Density, Stress Distribution and Bone Morphology

    It is hypothesized that radial head excision causes bone density changes as a result of asymmetric stress distributions, consequently leading to osteophyte formation. In this study, we sought to quantitatively compare the 3-dimensional bone density and stress distributions between operative and non-operative elbows in patients that underwent radial head excision.

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