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Does statin-treated hyperlipidemia affect rotator cuff healing or muscle fatty infiltration after rotator cuff repair?

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Arthroscopy, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Hyperlipidemia is linked to poor tendon to bone healing and progression of fatty infiltration after rotator cuff repair. Statins effectively treat hyperlipidemia, but it is unknown if they have any potential detrimental effects following rotator cuff repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of statins on rotator cuff healing and fatty infiltration following repair. Read More

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Osteochondritis Dissecans: Current Understanding of Epidemiology, Etiology, Management, and Outcomes.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2021 Jun;103(12):1132-1151

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

: Osteochondritis dissecans occurs most frequently in the active pediatric and young adult populations, commonly affecting the knee, elbow, or ankle, and may lead to premature osteoarthritis.

: While generally considered an idiopathic phenomenon, various etiopathogenetic theories are being investigated, including local ischemia, aberrant endochondral ossification of the secondary subarticular physis, repetitive microtrauma, and genetic predisposition.

: Diagnosis is based on the history, physical examination, radiography, and advanced imaging, with elbow ultrasonography and novel magnetic resonance imaging protocols potentially enabling early detection and in-depth staging. Read More

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Comparison of tear characteristics, outcome parameters and healing in traumatic and non-traumatic rotator cuff tear: a prospective cohort study.

Musculoskelet Surg 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, Punjab, 151001, India.

Purpose: Acute traumatic and chronic non-traumatic rotator cuff tears are etiologically distinguishable entities. However, prospective studies comparing tear characteristics and outcomes between these two types of tears are lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare the tear characteristics, clinical and functional outcomes, and tendon healing as assessed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), between traumatic and non-traumatic rotator cuff tears. Read More

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Defining Critical Glenoid Bone Loss in Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral Repair.

Am J Sports Med 2021 Jun 3:3635465211016804. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado, USA.

Background: Although critical bone loss for anterior instability is well defined, a clinically significant threshold of posterior bone loss has not been elucidated.

Hypothesis: Patients with failed arthroscopic posterior shoulder capsulolabral repair will have increased posterior glenoid bone loss with a defined critical threshold.

Study Design: Case control study; Level of evidence, 3. Read More

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Interobserver agreement for detecting Hill-Sachs lesions on magnetic resonance imaging.

Clin Shoulder Elb 2021 06 27;24(2):98-105. Epub 2021 May 27.

Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Joint Research, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background: Our aim is to determine the interobserver reliability for surgeons to detect Hill-Sachs lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the certainty of judgement, and the effects of surgeon characteristics on agreement.

Methods: Twenty-nine patients with Hill-Sachs lesions or other lesions with a similar appearance on MRIs were presented to 20 surgeons without any patient characteristics. The surgeons answered questions on the presence of Hill-Sachs lesions and the certainty of diagnosis. Read More

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FEVER: The Flexed Elbow Valgus External Rotation View for MRI Evaluation of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in Throwing Athletes-A Pilot Study in Major League Baseball Pitchers.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Touro University Nevada, Mountain View Hospital, Las Vegas, NV.

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are common in throwing athletes due to repetitive extreme valgus stress during overhead throwing maneuvers. Conventional positioning for elbow MRI provides suboptimal rendering of the UCL. To perform a prospective pilot study assessing the impact of a flexed elbow valgus external rotation (FEVER) view on ulnotrochlear (UT) joint space measurement and reader evaluation of the UCL when incorporated into standard elbow MRI in throwing athletes. Read More

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Intentional Supernumerary Motor Phantom Limb after Right Cerebral Stroke: A Case Report.

Case Rep Neurol 2021 Jan-Apr;13(1):251-258. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Section of Neurology, Nagasaki Kita Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan.

A 47-year-old right-handed man was admitted to our hospital for rehabilitation after right basal ganglion hematoma. On day 57, he noticed a supernumerary motor phantom limb (SPL) involving his right arm, originating at the level of the elbow. The most notable finding of his SPL was the motor characteristic. Read More

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Factors Associated With Lateral Epicondylitis of the Elbow.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 May 13;9(5):23259671211007734. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, and Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Republic of Korea.

Background: Metabolic factors have been linked to tendinopathies, yet few studies have investigated the association between metabolic factors and lateral epicondylitis.

Purpose: To evaluate risk factors for lateral epicondylitis, including several metabolic factors.

Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. Read More

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Epileptogenic zone detection in MRI negative epilepsy using adaptive thresholding of arterial spin labeling data.

Sci Rep 2021 May 25;11(1):10904. Epub 2021 May 25.

CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology, Neuroscience Center, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Drug-resistant epilepsy is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, mainly in patients with negative MRI findings. State-of-the-art imaging methods complement standard epilepsy protocols with new information and help epileptologists to increase the reliability of their decisions. In this study, we investigate whether arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion MRI can help localize the epileptogenic zone (EZ). Read More

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Effect of age, gender, and BMI on incidence and satisfaction of a Popeye deformity following biceps tenotomy or tenodesis: secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 May 19. Epub 2021 May 19.

Pan Am Clinic, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of Popeye deformity following biceps tenotomy versus tenodesis and evaluate risk factors and subjective and objective outcomes.

Methods: Data for this study were collected as part of a randomized clinical trial in which patients 18 years of age or older undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery for a long head of the biceps tendon lesion were allocated to undergo tenotomy or tenodesis. The primary outcome measure for this secondary analysis was rate of Popeye deformity at 24-months postoperative as determined by an evaluator blinded to group allocation. Read More

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Variability of Glenoid Labral Tear Patterns: A Study of 280 Sequential Surgical Cases.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 May 18. Epub 2021 May 18.

Peachtree Orthopaedics, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Glenoid labrum tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and instability and tear patterns have historically been ascribed into categorical descriptions such as anterior, posterior, and superior labral tears (SLAP) with multiple sub-types. Although often quoted as representing no more than 10% of instabilities, posterior shoulder instability may be more common than previously recognized. The purpose of this study was to review observed labral tear patterns and compare incidence and morphologies to historical descriptions. Read More

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Healing and Functional Results of Dermal Allograft Augmentation of Complex and Revision Rotator Cuff Repairs.

Am J Sports Med 2021 May 20:3635465211015194. Epub 2021 May 20.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: Primary rotator cuff repairs in complex cases (older patient age, larger tear sizes, chronic tears) and revision repairs are at high risk for failure of healing.

Purpose: To examine clinical outcomes and healing rates in complex and revision rotator cuff repairs with dermal allograft augmentation.

Study Design: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. Read More

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[Application of annular ligament reposition and repair via Henry's approach for Monteggia fracture in children].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 May;35(5):562-566

Department of Orthopedics, Yantaishan Hospital, Yantai Shandong, 264000, P.R.China.

Objective: To explore the effectiveness of annular ligament reposition and repair via Henry's approach for Monteggia fracture in children.

Methods: A clinical data of 21 children with Monteggia fractures was retrospectively analysed, who underwent open reduction of the radial head and annular ligament reposition and repair via Henry's approach between May 2015 and July 2019. There were 11 boys and 10 girls with an average age of 8 years and 1 month (range, 4 years and 5 months to 14 years and 4 months). Read More

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Failure Rate After Superior Capsular Reconstruction With Achilles Tendon-Bone Allograft for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 May 5;9(5):23259671211002280. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) is an alternative to reverse shoulder arthroplasty for irreparable rotator cuff tears (IRCTs). The reconstructed capsule acts as a static restraint to prevent superior migration of the humeral head. Traditional SCR uses a fascia lata autograft, which has shown failure at the greater tuberosity. Read More

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Neglected posterior dislocation of elbow: A review.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Jul 24;18:100-104. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Orthopaedics, 5 th Floor, New Surgery Building, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, 282001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Untreated traumatic posterior dislocation of the elbow joint, 3 weeks or older, is defined as "neglected posterior dislocation of the elbow". Around 90% of these are of posterolateral type. These are much more common in the developing and underdeveloped countries. Read More

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Long Term Outcomes After Arthroscopic Transosseous Equivalent Repair: Clinical and MRI Results of Rotator Cuff Tears at a Minimum Follow-up of 10 Years.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term functional outcomes and structural integrity of medium to massive rotator cuff tears at 10 to 12 years of follow-up after arthroscopic transosseous equivalent repair (TOE).

Methods: A retrospective view was performed on a consecutive series of patients who underwent primary arthroscopic TOE repair of medium to massive size degenerative rotator cuff tears by a single surgeon between January 2007 and August 2009. Patients were examined at a minimum follow-up of 10 years and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed to assess tendon integrity. Read More

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Non-tendinous healing after repairing of retracted rotator cuff tear- An Imaging Study.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Myongji Hospital, 697-24 Hwajung-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 412-270, Republic of Korea.

Background: Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after rotator cuff repair can sometimes demonstrate healing with non-tendinous tissue that extends from the footprint to the retracted tendon end, which is inferred as fibrous tissue formation. The aim was to investigate this particular finding and its significance.

Methods: There were 494 eligible cases of healed superior medium- to massive-sized rotator cuff repairs, after the exclusion of re-tears. Read More

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Revision Rotator Cuff Repair Versus Primary Repair for Large to Massive Tears Involving the Posterosuperior Cuff: Comparison of Clinical and Radiological Outcomes.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Apr 20;9(4):2325967121998791. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Republic of Korea.

Background: The retear rate after revision rotator cuff repair (rRCR) ranges from 50% to 90%. Patients who undergo primary RCR (pRCR) for large to massive rotator cuff tear (mRCT) also have unpredictable outcomes.

Purpose: To compare the clinical outcomes after rRCR for a posterosuperior rotator cuff tear of any size with those after pRCR for mRCT and to identify the risk factors for poor outcomes and retear after rRCR. Read More

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Primary elbow osteoarthritis presenting as ulnar nerve palsy with claw hand.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 May 6;14(5). Epub 2021 May 6.

Plastic Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

A 59-year-old woman was referred with weakness, paraesthesia, numbness and clawing of the little and ring fingers for the last 2 years. MRI of the cervical spine was normal and nerve conduction velocity revealed abnormality of the ulnar nerve. Ultrasound and MRI showed medial osteophytes and effusion of the elbow joint with stretched and thinned ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel. Read More

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Triple-Row Technique Confers a Lower Re-tear Rate than Standard Suture Bridge Technique in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs.

Arthroscopy 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Daini Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to compare the structural and clinical results between the knotless suture bridge (SB) and triple-row (TR) techniques.

Methods: This study is a retrospective study and included 212 shoulders with repairable rotator cuff tears treated with the SB technique and 206 shoulders treated with the TR technique. In the TR technique, medial and lateral anchors were placed as they would be for the SB technique, with a middle row anchor was added on the edge of footprint to reduce the torn tendons. Read More

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Failure Rates After Revision Arthroscopic Stabilization for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability Based on Anterior Capsulolabral Complex Conditions.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Apr 15;9(4):2325967121995891. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul Hospital, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: A labral retear is an important contributing factor to surgical failure after arthroscopic soft tissue stabilization for recurrent anterior shoulder instability. However, surgeons frequently encounter poor tissue conditions in the anterior capsule, such as capsular tears, during revision surgery.

Purpose: To analyze the clinical outcomes and failure rates of revision arthroscopic stabilization after failed Bankart repair based on the tissue conditions of the anterior capsule and the labrum. Read More

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Irreducible Traumatic Radial Head Dislocation Due to Annular Ligament Interposition in a Child with Ulnar Plastic Deformation: A Case Report.

Orthop Surg 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

VietDuc University Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Background: The traumatic dislocation of the radial head in children is commonly treated by closed reduction. Sometimes, however, this strategy of treatment may not be effective due to the location of soft tissues in the radio-shoulder joint. The literature presents a few cases of the irreducible radial head dislocation with ulnar plastic deformation. Read More

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Inter-rater agreement of rotator cuff tendon and muscle MRI parameters evaluated preoperatively and during the first postoperative year following rotator cuff repair.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Background: MRI is standard-of-care for rotator cuff evaluation, with clinical interpretation usually limited to qualitative judgments. The reliability of MRI-based measurements and scoring systems have been evaluated only preoperatively or ≥6 months following rotator cuff repair (RCR) when repairs are in the later stages of healing. This study describes the MRI assessments and inter-rater agreement of various rotator cuff tendon and muscle parameters evaluated preoperatively and four times during the first postoperative year. Read More

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Feasibility of ultrashort echo time (UTE) T2* cartilage mapping in the hip: a pilot study.

Acta Radiol 2021 Apr 29:2841851211011563. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Radiology, Division of Physics, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Ultrashort echo time (UTE) T2* is sensitive to molecular changes within the deep calcified layer of cartilage. Feasibility of its use in the hip needs to be established to determine suitability for clinical use.

Purpose: To establish feasibility of UTE T2* cartilage mapping in the hip and determine if differences in regional values exist. Read More

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Reconstruction of the elbow using pedicle joint freezing after wide excision for soft tissue sarcoma: A case report.

Mol Clin Oncol 2021 Jun 8;14(6):115. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0125, Japan.

A 35-year-old man presented with a four-year history of a growing mass on the anterior aspect of his left elbow. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a soft tissue tumor in the brachialis muscle extending to the cubital fossa. Following an open biopsy, the tumor was diagnosed as a monophasic fibrous synovial sarcoma. Read More

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Association between clinical parameters and size of three-dimensionally reconstructed anatomical abnormalities in patients with lateral epicondylitis: a cross-sectional study.

J Orthop Surg Res 2021 Apr 26;16(1):278. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 29, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03181, Republic of Korea.

Background: The association of the severity of clinical symptoms and level of functional performance with the degree of magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in patients with lateral epicondylitis has not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to investigate the association between the degree of anatomical abnormalities by evaluating three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging models of the common extensor tendon and clinical parameters in patients with lateral epicondylitis.

Materials And Methods: A total of 61 patients (24 men and 37 women) with lateral epicondylitis were included in this study. Read More

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Changes in the shoulder muscle activities and glenohumeral motion after rotator cuff repair: an assessment using ultrasound real-time tissue elastography.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Background: Although rotator cuff repair is performed to restore the function of the rotator cuff muscles and glenohumeral (GH) joint motion, little has been known regarding the recovery process. The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate changes over time in activities of the supraspinatus and deltoid muscles assessed by ultrasound real-time tissue elastography (RTE) after rotator cuff repair and (2) to determine contributions of the activities of these muscles to the GH joint motion.

Methods: Twenty patients after rotator cuff repair and 13 control participants were enrolled in this study. Read More

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Subacromial Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Decrease Pain and Improve Functional Outcomes in Patients With Refractory Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy.

Arthroscopy 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Prof. Dr. Carlos E. Ottolenghi, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of subacromial platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in patients with refractory rotator cuff tendinopathies based on pain improvement, functional outcomes, sleep disturbances, and return to sports to the same level as before the injury.

Methods: Between March 2019 and October 2019, 50 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy refractory to conservative treatment were treated with one subacromial PRP injection in our institution. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed in all patients to confirm diagnosis. Read More

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Mid-Term Results of Arthroscopically-Assisted Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Irreparable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Orthopedics, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zürich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland.

Introduction: With the progress in arthroscopic surgery, latissimus dorsi transfer (LDT) for irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears (RCTs) has become a reliable all-arthroscopic or arthroscopically-assisted procedure. Mid-term results of the arthroscopically-assisted LDT (aLDT) are scarce in literature. The purpose of this study was to report our clinical and radiographic mid-term results of aLDT for irreparable posterosuperior RCTs. Read More

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