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2011-05-04 13:33:37

MDCT arthrography is better than MR arthrography for diagnosing glenoid rim osseous lesions, lesions that have been identified as potential causes of recurrence after shoulder surgery, according to a new study. The study, done at the Hopital Sainte Marguerite in Marseille, France, included 40 patients scheduled for shoulder surgery. All patients had both an MDCT arthrography (MDCTA) and an MR arthrography exam (the current standard exam). "Our study found that MDCTA was as accurate as MR...

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...

2011-02-24 15:37:00

HINSDALE, Ill., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study is throwing a curve ball for young baseball players -- especially pitchers -- who overuse their throwing arm by practicing too much and pitching too many innings. The study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows the stress from too many throwing motions may significantly harm the developing muscles and bones in the shoulders of young ball players. The study followed 481 pitchers for 10...

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...

2011-02-21 00:10:44

Improving healing after a rotator cuff tendon repair is an ongoing problem for orthopaedic surgeons world-wide. Researchers, presenting a study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego (February 19th) found that one of the latest tools for healing injuries, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), does not make a big difference. San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 19, 2011 Improving healing after a rotator cuff tendon repair is an ongoing problem for...

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...

2011-02-20 21:29:08

Improving healing after a rotator cuff tendon repair is an ongoing problem for orthopaedic surgeons world-wide. Researchers, presenting a study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego (February 19th) found that one of the latest tools for healing injuries, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), does not make a big difference. "Our study on 79 patients who received platelet-rich plasma with a fibrin matrix (PRFM) demonstrated no real differences in healing in...

2011-02-18 15:33:16

For years, doctors have used platelet rich plasma (PRP) to promote healing in various surgeries, but a recent study demonstrates that a type of PRP did not improve healing after rotator cuff repair. The study, conducted by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) investigators, will be presented at the upcoming American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2011 Specialty Day meeting, held Feb. 19 in San Diego, Calif., following the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...


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