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2011-05-05 14:27:28

While ultrasound is usually viewed as more cost effective, MRI is most often used to evaluate the rotator cuff. When performing a cost utility analysis, utilizing an ultrasound as the initial imaging test for rotator cuff tear, along with pre-operative MRI to identify alternative and concurrent diagnoses, can be a very effective hybrid imaging strategy, according to research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting. The study, performed at Duke University...

2011-05-04 00:00:27

Arthroscopic surgery is helping more Americans find relief from joint injuries such as rotator cuff tears Capitola, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Advances in arthroscopic surgery are providing relief for more Americans facing debilitating joint injuries, brought on by athletic pursuits or simply years of wear and tear, according to recent information from Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute. Injuries to the susceptible areas such as the rotator cuff famously sustained by professional athletes like...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Physicians at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have developed a minimally invasive technique to repair large and massive rotator cuff tears through arthroscopic surgery, rather than traditional, more invasive techniques. Gulf Breeze, Fla. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Physicians at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have developed a minimally invasive technique to repair large and massive rotator cuff tears, Arthroscopic Triple-Row...

2011-03-03 09:08:00

AAOS issues clinical practice guideline for treating torn rotator cuff and related problems ROSEMONT, Ill., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved and released a clinical practice guideline for treating rotator cuff tears. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their associated tendons which holds the humerus (upper arm bone) stable in the shoulder joint, allowing the arm to rotate and elevate. Rotator...

2011-02-22 07:58:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The shoulder is a complex mechanism of intertwining bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, and tendons.  Rotator cuff tears in one or more of those tendons are among the most common conditions affecting the shoulder, and improving the healing process subsequent to a rotator cuff tendon repair continues to be problematic for orthopedic surgeons across the world.  In fact, researchers discovered that one of the most recent tools for healing injuries, platelet-rich...

2011-02-20 21:36:10

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is highly effective and provides durable results five years after surgery, according to a large, prospective study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators. The study also surprisingly revealed that the rotator cuff has the ability to heal even when early imaging studies have found a defect at the site of repair. The research will be presented at the upcoming American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) 2011 Specialty Day meeting, to be held Feb. 19 in San...

2011-01-24 05:00:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A good night's sleep and just five minutes of daily exercise are keys to reversing the debilitating cycle of shoulder pain. That's the prescription of Dr. Michael Carroll, M.D., inventor of ROTATORELIEVER (www.rotatoreliever.com), a patent-pending medical device that's guaranteed to relieve and even heal the shoulder pain suffered by millions of people annually. Key to its effectiveness is reversing the cycle of rotator cuff injures that...

2011-01-17 12:28:08

Shoulder motion after rotator cuff surgery remains significantly different when compared to the patient's opposite shoulder, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. In a study that updated prior findings, researchers used X-rays providing a 3D view of motion of the arm bone in relation to the shoulder blade, to compared motion in the shoulders of 22 patients who had arthroscopic surgical repair of tendon tears and no symptoms in their other shoulders. An earlier study looked at 14...

2010-09-01 20:18:56

Repairing torn shoulder muscles in elderly patients is often discouraged because of fears of complications. But a new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center has shown that minimally invasive, or arthroscopic, surgery can significantly improve pain and function. The study has just been published online in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and will appear in the October issue. "In people over the age of 70, pain is the main issue, and pain relief is a...

2010-03-10 09:07:50

Tears in the shoulder's rotator cuff, a common sports injury, are painful and restricting. Surgery to repair the damage is successful for pain management, but in many patients it does not result in full recovery of function due to poor healing. New research shows an approved therapy for osteoporosis, Forteo, may speed healing and improve patient outcomes. The preliminary study from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York is being presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...


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