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Perianchor Cyst Formation Is Similar Between All-Suture and Conventional Suture Anchors Used for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in the Same Shoulder.

Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil 2022 Jun 1;4(3):e949-e955. Epub 2022 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare perianchor cyst formation between soft and hard suture anchors placed in the same patient 1 year after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR).

Methods: This study reviewed patients who underwent primary ARCR using a "hybrid" technique using at least one soft anchor (FiberTak, Arthrex, Naples, FL) and one hard anchor (SwiveLock) placed in the same shoulder between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Magnetic resonance imaging was obtained at minimum 1-year postoperative to assess cyst formation (perianchor fluid signal) and rotator cuff healing. Read More

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Arthroscopic Repair of Isolated Subscapularis Tears Show Clinical and Structural Outcome Better for Small Tears Than Larger Tears.

Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil 2022 Jun 28;4(3):e1133-e1139. Epub 2022 May 28.

Sports Medicine and Joint Center, Funabashi Orthopaedic Hospital, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan.

Purpose: To retrospectively investigate the mid-term outcomes after arthroscopic repair of isolated subscapularis tears with a relatively large number of patients and to compare them by tear size.

Methods: Medical records were reviewed for patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between 2010 and 2017 at our institute. The inclusion criterion was isolated subscapularis tears that underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Read More

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Treatment of Knee Osteochondral Fractures.

Healthcare (Basel) 2022 Jun 8;10(6). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Morphological Sciences, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, RO-020021 Bucharest, Romania.

Osteochondral lesions (OCLs) that are frequently encountered in skeletally immature and adult patients are more common than once thought, and their incidence rate is rising. These lesions can appear in many synovial joints of the body, such as the shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle, occurring most often in the knee. The term osteochondral lesion includes a vast spectrum of pathologies such as osteochondritis dissecans, osteochondral defects, osteochondral fractures, and osteonecrosis of the subchondral bone. Read More

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Utilization of MRI in surgical decision making in the shoulder.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Jun 18;23(1):588. Epub 2022 Jun 18.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Chan Gunn Pavilion, Allen McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, 2553 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z3, Canada.

Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate both the utility of MRI scans and reports used in the current practice routine of shoulder surgeons and their surgical decision-making process.

Methods: Ninety-three shoulder-specialised orthopaedic surgeons of the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES) Orthopaedic Association were surveyed in 2020 anonymously online to help identify the use of MR-imaging and reports in managing shoulder disorders and surgical decision process.

Results: Thirty out of 93 (32. Read More

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Clinical and Anatomical Outcomes of Arthroscopic Repair of Large Rotator Cuff Tears with Allograft Patch Augmentation: A Prospective, Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial with a Long-term Follow-up.

Clin Orthop Surg 2022 Jun 13;14(2):263-271. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using human dermal matrix allograft augmentation has been widely used. We assessed the effect of acellular human dermal matrix augmentation after arthroscopic repair of large rotator cuff tears through a prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial with a long-term follow-up.

Methods: Sixty patients with large-sized rotator cuff tears were randomly assigned to two groups. Read More

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Isolated Bioinductive Arthroscopic Repair of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears Using a Resorbable Collagen Implant.

JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2022 Jan-Mar;12(1). Epub 2022 Jan 25.

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Over 300,000 rotator cuff repairs are performed annually in the United States, where the annual financial burden of managing shoulder pain has been estimated to be $3 billion. Despite advances in surgical techniques, retear rates range from 39% to 94%. Partial-thickness tears are approximately twice as common as full-thickness tears and can lead to considerable pain and loss of function. Read More

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January 2022

Clinical Outcomes following Biologically Enhanced Demineralized Bone Matrix Augmentation of Complex Rotator Cuff Repair.

J Clin Med 2022 May 24;11(11). Epub 2022 May 24.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany.

Complex rotator cuff tears provide a significant challenge for treating surgeons, given their high failure rate following repair and the associated morbidity. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent biologically enhanced demineralized bone matrix augmentation of rotator cuff repairs. Twenty patients with complex rotator cuff tears underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by a single surgeon with demineralized bone matrix (DBM) augmentation that was biologically enhanced with platelet-rich plasma and concentrated bone marrow aspirate. Read More

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MRI-induced deep tissue burn presenting to the emergency department.

Am J Emerg Med 2022 May 31. Epub 2022 May 31.

Prisma Health-Upstate Department of Emergency Medicine, Greenville, SC, United States of America. Electronic address:

As physicians attempt to "Choose Wisely" and decrease ionizing radiation, the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has increased. While MRI does not expose patients to ionizing radiation, it does expose patients to specific risks, such as thermal burns. Unfortunately, obese patients are at the highest risk for MRI-related thermal burns. Read More

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Arthroscopic Revision Cuff Repair: Do Tendons have a Second Chance to Heal?

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2022 Jun 4. Epub 2022 Jun 4.

ICR Nice, Groupe Kantys, 7 avenue Durante, 06000 Nice, France. Electronic address:

Background: Few studies have investigated postoperative tendon integrity after reoperation for failed rotator cuff repair (RCR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anatomical and clinical outcomes of arthroscopic revision rotator cuff repair (AR-RCR) and identify the risk factors related to re-retear.

Methods: Sixty-nine consecutive patients (mean age, 55 years) with primary failed open (38%) or arthroscopic (62%) cuff repairs underwent AR-RCR and were reviewed for clinical examination and imaging studies. Read More

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Central Commands to the Elbow and Shoulder Muscles During Circular Planar Movements of Hand With Simultaneous Generation of Tangential Forces.

Front Physiol 2022 19;13:864404. Epub 2022 May 19.

Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

This study examines some of the non-linear effects of signal transduction in the human motor system, with particular emphasis on muscle hysteresis. The movement tests were analyzed in a group of eight subjects, which were asked to develop tangential force using visual biofeedback while performing slow, externally imposed, circular movements of right hand holding a moving handle operated by a computerized mechatronic system. The positional changes in the averaged EMGs of the elbow and shoulder muscles were compared for all combinations of direction of movement and generated force. Read More

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About a misleading calcified mass of the elbow: Soft tissue osteochondroma: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Jun 1;95:107261. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Traumatology department, KASSAB Institute, Manouba 2010, Tunisia. Electronic address:

Introduction: Soft tissue osteochondromas are rare lesions, with a misleading radiology, that can present diagnostic dilemma.

Case Presentation: We report the case of 16-year-old girl who presented an anterior swelling in his left elbow, slightly painful on palpation, with no signs of inflammation. Elbow mobility was normal. Read More

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Rapidly destructive osteonecrosis of the humeral head after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a case report.

Myung-Seo Kim

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Jun 4;23(1):532. Epub 2022 Jun 4.

Shoulder & Elbow Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, 892, Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, 05278, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Cases of rapidly destructive osteonecrosis (RDON) of the humeral head after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) have rarely been reported, which has prevented a clear consensus on the cause of osteonecrosis.

Case Presentation: A 63-year-old woman without a history of trauma underwent arthroscopic RCR after being diagnosed with a medium-sized full-thickness rotator cuff tear for symptoms of left shoulder pain for six months. The patient had no medical history other than hypertension, and no other potential cause was found for osteonecrosis of the left shoulder prior to surgery. Read More

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Posttreatment Changes of the Elbow.

Thomas Grieser

Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2022 Jun 2;26(3):271-294. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany.

Radiologists should be familiar with the typical surgical procedures applied at the elbow and aware of the spectrum of normal and pathologic appearances of posttreatment situations throughout all radiologic modalities. Most important in the case of posttraumatic surgical elbow procedures is correct postoperative elbow joint alignment, appropriate fixation of joint-forming fragments, and proper insertion of screws, plates, and anchor devices that do not conflict with intra-articular or bony structures. To report soft tissue repair procedures correctly, radiologists need to know the broad spectrum of different techniques applied and their appearance on magnetic resonance imaging. Read More

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Prevalence of acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis in people not seeking care: A systematic review.

J Orthop 2022 Jul-Aug;32:85-91. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, Health Discovery Building 1701 Trinity St. Austin, TX, 78712, USA.

Objective: Radiographic osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ OA) is a common incidental finding and an uncommon reason for people to seek care for shoulder symptoms. We reviewed the published evidence regarding the age-specific prevalence of ACJ OA to establish the base rate of pathophysiology.

Methods: A total of 10 studies including 1831 shoulders met our criteria. Read More

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Gel-Based Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in a Patient with Noncontained Osteochondral Knee Defect at 9-Year Follow-Up.

Case Rep Orthop 2022 16;2022:6946860. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Orthopedics, Civil Hospital, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a disorder of the subchondral bone affecting the adjacent articular cartilage that may lead to cartilage and bone fragment detachment. It commonly occurs in the knee joint, elbow, wrist, and ankle. Although several surgical concepts have been described to treat OCD (fragment fixation, microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), and mosaicplasty), no gold standard treatment has been accepted for managing OCD. Read More

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Humeral head coverage in arthroscopic partial repair of massive rotator cuff tears improves functional outcomes: An analysis of influential factors.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2022 May 22. Epub 2022 May 22.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea.

Background: While partial rotator cuff repair has shown good outcomes, differences in clinical outcomes remain concerns. This study was performed to show whether patients with humeral head coverage would show better functional outcomes compared to patients without humeral head coverage or not and to identify the factors for humeral head coverage after arthroscopic partial repair of massive tears.

Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 63 patients with massive rotator cuff tears who underwent arthroscopic partial repair between 2012 and 2018. Read More

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Adolescent Baseball Pitchers With Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Exhibit a High Proportion of Partial Tears.

Am J Sports Med 2022 Jul 23;50(8):2198-2202. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears in the throwing elbow are classified according to grade and location using magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA). However, the frequency of each tear type and the association to age, competition level, and radiographic findings in adolescent baseball pitchers are unknown.

Purposes: The primary purpose of this study was to use MRA to characterize the severity, location, and UCL tear type in adolescent pitchers. Read More

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Use of a Nanofiber Resorbable Scaffold During Rotator Cuff Repair: Surgical Technique and Results After Repair of Small- to Medium-Sized Tears.

Orthop J Sports Med 2022 May 13;10(5):23259671221094848. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Background: The rate of retear after primary rotator cuff failure remains unacceptably high (up to 36% for small- to medium-sized tears). Augmentation of cuff repair with scaffold devices has been reported to improve healing after cuff repair.

Purpose/hypothesis: To describe the surgical technique of using an interpositional nanofiber scaffold during rotator cuff repair and report on a retrospective series of patients regarding functional outcomes and postoperative healing on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

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Meniscal ramp lesions - Skillful neglect or routine repair?

J Orthop 2022 Jul-Aug;32:31-35. Epub 2022 May 9.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Meniscal ramp lesions are injuries of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus at the meniscocapsular junction or the meniscotibial ligament and are frequently associated with concomitant anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

Objective: To review the current literature on meniscal ramp lesion management to better define the indications for and outcomes of repair.

Methods: A narrative literature review was performed using PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases. Read More

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[Current concepts in pediatric lateral humeral condyle fractures].

Ugeskr Laeger 2022 May;184(19)

Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling, Københavns Universitetshospital - Herlev-Gentofte Hospital.

Lateral humeral condyle fractures account for 10-20% of all paediatric elbow fractures. Diagnosis is made on plain radiographs; however, their interpretation is a challenge. Diagnostic MRI is used to apply the Song classification. Read More

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Reduction of abnormal blood flow in frozen shoulder after shoulder manipulation under ultrasound-guided cervical nerve root block: semiquantitative analysis using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging.

JSES Int 2022 May 27;6(3):500-505. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

Jichi Medical University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan.

Background: We previously reported a characteristic dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) change in patients with frozen shoulder (FS) and named this abnormal blood flow pattern the "burning sign". In this study, a semiquantitative method was used to evaluate changes in this abnormal blood flow pattern on dynamic MRI after shoulder manipulation under ultrasound-guided cervical nerve root block (MUC) in patients with FS.

Methods: Nineteen patients with FS underwent MUC, with dynamic MRI performed before and after. Read More

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The Influence of Preoperative Rotator Cuff Cross-Sectional Area and Strength on Postoperative Outcomes in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Oregon Shoulder Institute, Medford, OR, USA. Electronic address:

Background: While preoperative function and range of motion (ROM) are determinants of postoperative outcome following reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), there is limited data on the influence of preoperative rotator cuff status. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between preoperative physiologic rotator cuff cross-sectional area (PCSA) and strength on postoperative RSA outcome.

Methods: A retrospective review was conducted on 53 primary RSAs from a multicenter database performed between 2015 and 2019 using a 135° humeral neck shaft angle. Read More

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Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in Overhead Athletes: An Infographic Summary.

Jason L Zaremski

Sports Health 2022 Jul-Aug;14(4):527-529. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries of the elbow are common in throwing athletes. Given that the UCL's primary function is to provide valgus stability during the deceleration phase of throwing, injury to the UCL will render throwing difficult to nearly impossible. Injuries will occur more so in the sports of baseball, softball, and javlineers participating in track and field. Read More

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Superior Capsular Reconstruction Versus Lower Trapezius Transfer for Posterosuperior Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears With High-Grade Fatty Infiltration in the Infraspinatus.

Am J Sports Med 2022 Jun 10;50(7):1938-1947. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeosu Baek Hospital, Yeosu, Republic of Korea.

Background: Superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) and lower trapezius transfer (LTT) have recently been utilized to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears (IRCTs). There is still no clear guideline on which treatment method is a better fit for posterosuperior IRCTs with high-grade 4 fatty infiltration in the infraspinatus.

Purpose: To compare the clinical and radiological outcomes between arthroscopic-assisted SCR (aSCR) and arthroscopic-assisted LTT (aLTT) in patients with posterosuperior IRCTs with high-grade (Goutallier grade 4) fatty infiltration in the infraspinatus muscle. Read More

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Optimization of machine learning method combined with brain-computer interface rehabilitation system.

J Phys Ther Sci 2022 May 1;34(5):379-385. Epub 2022 May 1.

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University: No. 100, Sec. 1, Wenhwa Rd., Seatwen, Taichung city 407, Taiwan.

[Purpose] Stroke patients are unable to move on their own and must be rehabilitated to allow the nervous system to trigger and restore its function. Traditional practice is to use electrode caps to extract brain wave features and combine them with assistive devices. However, there are problems that the electrode cap is not easy to wear, and the potential recognition is not good, and different extraction methods will affect the accuracy of the Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), which still has room for improvement. Read More

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The Painful Anterior Apprehension Test - an Indication of Occult Shoulder Instability.

Malays Orthop J 2022 Mar;16(1):97-102

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Health System, Singapore.

Introduction: To evaluate the clinical relevance of the painful anterior apprehension test in shoulder instability.

Materials And Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 155 patients that underwent arthroscopic anterior Bankart repair between 2014-2016. Exclusion criteria were previous ipsilateral shoulder surgery, bony Bankart lesions, glenohumeral osteoarthritis and concomitant surgery involving rotator cuff tears, biceps tendon pathology and superior labrum from anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions. Read More

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Distal biceps tendon ruptures: more efficient diagnostics for a better outcome.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):160-167

Distal biceps tendon ruptures are a rare pathology, but can have significant functional repercussions. Rapid, accurate diagnosis and treatment are essential for a favorable prognosis. During the diagnostic process of distal biceps tendon ruptures, several problems can emerge. Read More

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Atraumatic Deltoid Rupture with a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear: A Case Report and Surgical Technique.

Case Rep Orthop 2022 30;2022:1833988. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA.

Case: We report a rare case of a spontaneous, atraumatic rupture of the anterior and middle heads of the deltoid with an underlying massive rotator cuff tear. Unique clinical findings included a palpable mass of torn deltoid distally with a proximal tissue defect. Magnetic resonance imaging of the deltoid demonstrated complete tear of the anterior head; involvement of the middle head was found intraoperatively. Read More

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Audit: sonographic report correlation against surgical findings during elective shoulder surgery.

Ultrasound 2022 May 4;30(2):141-148. Epub 2021 Aug 4.

East Sussex Healthcare Trust, UK.

Introduction: Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound is an expanding clinical tool and increasingly used at point of care in clinical practice. Criticism around the accuracy of this modality is often attributed to operator dependence. This study evaluated the accuracy of a sonographer's reporting against shoulder surgery. Read More

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Knotted Versus Knotless Medial-Row Transosseous-Equivalent Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repairs Have Similar Clinical and Functional Outcomes.

Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil 2022 Apr 27;4(2):e381-e386. Epub 2021 Nov 27.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Purpose: To retrospectively investigate the clinical and functional outcomes of patients who underwent knotted medial-row rotator cuff repair (KT-RCR) compared with patients who underwent knotless medial-row rotator cuff repair (KL-RCR).

Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent double-row transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair in 2016 was performed at a single institution with 2-year follow-up. Information regarding demographic characteristics, preoperative tear size (magnetic resonance imaging), surgical variables (including method of suture stabilization), preoperative and postoperative American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores, and all complications (e. Read More

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