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Are corticosteroid injections needed after needling and lavage of calcific tendinitis? Randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority trial.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Rheumatology, CHU Nantes, Nantes, France

Objective: Steroid injections are common after an ultrasound-guided puncture and lavage (UGPL) of calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff. However, steroids may prevent calcification resorption and negatively affect tendon healing. Our study was designed to determine whether saline solution was non-inferior to steroids in the prevention of acute pain reactions in the week following UGPL. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214971DOI Listing
April 2019
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Real-Time Monitoring of Ascorbic Acid-Mediated Reduction of Cytotoxic Effects of Analgesics and NSAIDs on Tenocytes Proliferation.

Dose Response 2019 Jan-Mar;17(1):1559325819832143. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan.

Tendinopathy is a common painful musculoskeletal disorder treated by injection of analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are believed to have cytotoxicity toward tenocytes. Ascorbic acid is an antioxidant that promotes collagen biosynthesis and prevents free radical formation. It is believed to protect tenocytes from oxidative stress. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1559325819832143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413432PMC
March 2019
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Divergent roles of prostacyclin and PGE in human tendinopathy.

Arthritis Res Ther 2019 Mar 13;21(1):74. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, OX3 7LD, UK.

Background: Tendon disease is a significant global healthcare burden whereby patients experience pain and disability; however, the mechanisms that underlie inflammation and pain are poorly understood. Herein, we investigated the role of prostaglandins as important mediators of inflammation and pain in tissues and cells derived from patients with tendinopathy.

Methods: We studied supraspinatus and Achilles tendon biopsies from symptomatic patients with tendinopathy or rupture. Read More

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https://arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.118
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-019-1855-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416900PMC
March 2019
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Upper limb active joint repositioning during a multijoint task in participants with and without rotator cuff tendinopathy and effect of a rehabilitation program.

J Hand Ther 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1M 2S8; Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1R 1P5.

Study Design: Cross-sectional and longitudinal (exploratory) studies.

Introduction: Rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy is the most prevalent shoulder diagnosis, and proprioception deficits are often observed in individuals with RC tendinopathy.

Purpose Of The Study: This study aimed to evaluate upper limb proprioception during a multijoint task in participants with and without RC tendinopathy and to determine if symptoms, functional limitations, and proprioception are improved after a rehabilitation program. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S08941130173028
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2018.09.009DOI Listing
March 2019
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CT arthrography of the intra-articular long head of biceps tendon: Diagnostic performance outside the labral-bicipital complex.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Service d'imagerie Guilloz, hôpital central, centre hospitalier universitaire de Nancy, 29, avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 54035 Nancy, France.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the performance of CT arthrography for the diagnosis of intra-articular long head of biceps (LHB) tendon intrinsic lesions using arthroscopy findings as standard of reference.

Material And Methods: CT arthrography studies of 98 patients (55 men, 43 women; mean age 54.8±12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diii.2019.02.005DOI Listing
March 2019
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Biceps tenodesis versus biceps tenotomy for biceps tendinitis without rotator cuff tears.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2019 Mar-Apr;10(2):248-256. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

Disorders of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHB) are a well-recognised cause of shoulder pain despite the function of the long head of the biceps remaining poorly understood. There has been a dramatic rise in the number of biceps tenodesis procedures being performed in the last decade. This may partly be attributed to concerns regarding residual cosmetic deformity and pain after biceps tenotomy though there is little evidence to suggest that functional outcomes of tenodesis are superior to biceps tenotomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcot.2018.12.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6383069PMC
December 2018
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Epigallocatechin-3-gallate suppresses pain-related and proinflammatory mediators in the subacromial bursa in rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Discov Med 2019 02;27(147):63-77

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

Rotator cuff tendinopathy is one of the leading causes of shoulder pain. However, the mechanisms involved in the development of rotator cuff tendinopathy pain are not fully understood. In this study, we first examined the histological features of subacromial bursa from patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy who had symptoms of pain, and investigated the expression of pain mediators, proinflammatory cytokines, metalloproteinases, growth factors, and alarmins in diseased tendon and bursa tissue by real-time PCR, western blot, and/or immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence staining. Read More

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February 2019
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Quantitative diagnosis of rotator cuff tears based on sonographic pattern recognition.

PLoS One 2019 28;14(2):e0212741. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

The lifetime prevalence of shoulder pain is nearly 70% and is mostly attributable to subacromial disorders. A rotator cuff tear is the most severe form of subacromial disorders, and most occur in the supraspinatus. For clinical examination, shoulder ultrasound is recommended to detect supraspinatus tears. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394937PMC
February 2019

Targeting the NF-κB signaling pathway in chronic tendon disease.

Sci Transl Med 2019 Feb;11(481)

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University, 650 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Tendon disorders represent the most common musculoskeletal complaint for which patients seek medical attention; inflammation drives tendon degeneration before tearing and impairs healing after repair. Clinical evidence has implicated the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) pathway as a correlate of pain-free return to function after surgical repair. However, it is currently unknown whether this response is a reaction to or a driver of pathology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aav4319DOI Listing
February 2019
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Treatment of a calcific bursitis of the medial collateral ligament: a rare cause of painful knee.

J Ultrasound 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound School, Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB), Bologna, Italy.

Medial knee pain is common in clinical practice and can be caused by various conditions. In rare cases, it can even be by calcific bursitis of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). Treatment of calcific bursitis and/or calcification of the MCL classically includes observation, local injections, shockwave therapy and surgical resection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40477-018-0353-yDOI Listing
February 2019
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Rates and Risk Factors for Revision Open and Arthroscopic Proximal Biceps Tenodesis.

Orthop J Sports Med 2019 Feb 14;7(2):2325967118825473. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Background: Biceps tenodesis may be performed for symptomatic tendinopathy or tearing of the long head of the biceps tendon. Biceps tenodesis is also commonly performed as an adjunctive procedure. However, the indications and prevalence of biceps tenodesis have expanded. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2325967118825473
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2325967118825473DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378646PMC
February 2019
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Factors Associated With the Cost of Care for the Most Common Atraumatic Painful Upper Extremity Conditions.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Feb 16. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

Purpose: To help strategize efforts to optimize value (relative improvement in health for resources invested), we analyzed the factors associated with the cost of care and use of resources for painful, nontraumatic conditions of the upper extremity.

Methods: The following were the most common upper extremity diagnoses in the Truven Health MarketScan database: shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder stiffness, shoulder arthritis, lateral epicondylitis, hand arthritis, trigger finger, wrist pain, and hand pain. Multivariable generalized linear regression models were constructed accounting for sex, age, employment status, enrollment year, payer type, emergency room visit, joint injection, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), physical or occupational therapy, outpatient and inpatient surgery, and insurance type. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03635023183050
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.01.001DOI Listing
February 2019
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Subacromial impingement syndrome: management challenges.

Orthop Res Rev 2018 23;10:83-91. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

The Reading Shoulder Unit, Berkshire Independent Hospital Coley Park, Swallows Croft, Reading, Berkshire, UK,

The painful shoulder is the most common condition seen in specialist shoulder clinics. It is often associated with lack of range of motion and reduced shoulder function. Lack of sleep and difficulties in performing basic daily life activities are common findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S157864DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376459PMC
October 2018
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Calcific tendinopathy of the shoulder: clinical perspectives into the mechanisms, pathogenesis, and treatment.

Orthop Res Rev 2018 3;10:63-72. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Milan,

Calcific tendinopathy (CT) of the shoulder is a common, painful condition characterized by the presence of calcium deposits in the rotator cuff tendons. Current theories indicate that CT may be the result of a cell-mediated process in which, after a stage of calcium deposition, calcifications are spontaneously resorbed. However, in a minority of cases, this self-healing process is somehow disrupted, resulting in symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S138225DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209365PMC
October 2018
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N-acetylcysteine Reduces Glutamate-Induced Cytotoxicity to Fibroblasts of Rat Supraspinatus Tendons.

Connect Tissue Res 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

d Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , School of Medicine and Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital , Changwon , Republic of Korea.

Purpose: Neuronal theory regarding rotator cuff degeneration has developed from the findings that glutamate, an amino acid and an excitatory neurotransmitter, is present in increased concentrations in tendon tissues with tendinopathy and that glutamate induces cell death in fibroblasts of origin in rat supraspinatus tendon. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has cytoprotective effects against glutamate-induced fibroblast death.

Materials And Methods: Primary cultured fibroblasts were obtained from rat supraspinatus tendons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03008207.2019.1580702DOI Listing
February 2019
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TREATMENT OF ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY AS A CONTRACTILE DYSFUNCTION. A CLINICAL COMMENTARY.

Authors:
Guido Spargoli

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2019 Feb;14(1):148-158

Via di Santa Zita, Genoa, Italy.

Background And Purpose: Rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy is a common disorder affecting many individuals, both in athletic and sedentary settings. Etiology of RC pathology or the most effective conservative treatment are not totally understood. The Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT®) method is a widely known rehabilitative technique that allows therapists to diagnose and treat spinal, and peripheral mechanical disorders. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350671PMC
February 2019
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Strength Reduction in Unilateral Shoulder Pain: Is the Healthy Side Really Healthy in Rotator Cuff Disease?

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2019 May;98(5):382-386

From the Department of Orthopaedics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy (VS, EM); IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy (VS, RCA, FN); and Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy (MG).

Objective: The primary aim was to ascertain whether unilateral shoulder pain is implicated in strength reduction both on the ipsilateral and contralateral side. Secondarily, we aimed to determine whether strength was affected by sonographic tendon abnormalities.

Design: A total of 122 subjects were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001105DOI Listing
May 2019
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The value of sonoelastography in the diagnosis of supraspinatus tendinopathy-a comparison study.

Br J Radiol 2019 Mar 28;92(1095):20180951. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Bharati Hospital and Research Center, Dhankawadi , Pune , India.

Objective:: This study assessed the association between tendon stiffness on sonoelastography and grades of tendinopathy on MRI in patients with supraspinatus tendinopathy.

Methods:: 25 consecutive adult patients with clinically suspected supraspinatus tendinopathy and no prior history of trauma referred for MRI of the shoulder were selected for this study. The supraspinatus tendinopathy was graded in consonance with MRI findings (Grade I, normal; Grade II, mild tendinopathy; Grade III, moderate tendinopathy; and Grade IV, marked tendinopathy). Read More

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https://www.birpublications.org/doi/10.1259/bjr.20180951
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20180951DOI Listing
March 2019
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A Triple Application of Kinesio Taping Supports Rehabilitation Program for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2018 Dec;20(6):499-505

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Background: Rotator cuff tendinopathy (RoCT) is a common pathology among adults. Kinesio-taping (KT) represents a possible rehabilitative treatment. The aim of the present study is to investigate the efficacy of a combination of three different applications of KT combined with a standardized protocol of rehabilitative exercises in reducing pain and in functional recovery in patients affected by RoCT. Read More

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December 2018
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Collagen I: a kingpin for rotator cuff tendon pathology.

Am J Transl Res 2018 15;10(11):3291-3309. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Clinical and Translational Science and Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Creighton University Omaha, NE 68178, USA.

Derangements in tendon matrisome are pathognomonic for musculoskeletal disorders including rotator cuff tendinopathies (RCT). Collagen type-1 accounts for more than 85% of the dry weight of tendon extracellular matrix (ECM). The understanding of basic tendon physiology, organization of ECM, structure and function of component biomolecules of matrisome and the underlying regulatory mechanisms reveal the pathological events associated with RCT. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6291732PMC
November 2018
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Reliability and validity and of the Greek shoulder pain and disability index in patients with shoulder pain.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Jan 17:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

a Physiotherapy Program, Department of Health Sciences School of Sciences , European University of Cyprus , Nicosia , Cyprus.

Background: The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index is one of the most common questionnaire to evaluate the impact of shoulder disorders on function. There is no valid and reliable Greek version of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index available at present for all shoulder disorders. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to test the reliability and validity of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index in patients with shoulder pain for at least four weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1519728DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cryotherapy or gradual reloading exercises in acute presentations of rotator cuff tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial.

BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2018 26;4(1):e000477. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.

Objectives: Rotator cuff tendinopathies are the most common shoulder disorders. As persistent symptoms lasting more than 3 months have been shown to be a strong indicator of poor outcomes, it is important to have successful interventions in the acute stage. However, there is no evidence yet to guide clinical interventions in an acute pain context. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000477DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307582PMC
December 2018
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Genetics of rotator cuff tears: no association of col5a1 gene in a case-control study.

BMC Med Genet 2018 Dec 20;19(1):217. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Background: The incidence of RC tears increases with aging, affecting approximately 30 to 50% of individuals older than 50 years, and more than 50% of individuals older than 80 years. Intrinsic factors (age or gender), extrinsic factors (sports activity or occupation), and biological factors were identified in the onset and progression of RC tears. The attention in the study of aetiology of RC tendinopathy has shifted to the identification of gene variants. Read More

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https://bmcmedgenet.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s1288
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12881-018-0727-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302427PMC
December 2018
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Effect of Comprehensive Postural Instructions and Range of Motion Exercises Via Educational Videos on Motor Function and Shoulder Injury in Stroke Patients With Hemiplegia: A Preliminary Study.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2018 Oct 17;41(8):665-671. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of comprehensive postural instructions and range of motion (ROM) exercises via educational videos for shoulder injury prevention and functional improvement of the hemiplegic shoulder after acute stroke.

Methods: In this prospective cohort study, 48 subacute stroke patients with hemiplegia were enrolled and divided into 2 groups (23 in experimental group and 25 in control group). In the control group (n = 25), the patients performed conventional rehabilitation for 5 days per week. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.03.004DOI Listing
October 2018
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Effects of hypertonic dextrose injection on chronic supraspinatus tendinopathy of the shoulder: randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Graduate Institute of Sports Science, National Taiwan Sports University, Taoyuan, Taiwan -

Background: Rotator cuff lesions are common causes of shoulder pain. Although patients with symptoms caused by chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy can be treated using conservative treatments, some of them may still experience refractory symptoms. Hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) may be another treatment choice for these refractory symptoms. Read More

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https://www.minervamedica.it/index2.php?show=R33Y9999N00A181
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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S1973-9087.18.05379-0DOI Listing
December 2018
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Sexual Activities as Risk Factors of Rotator Cuff Lesions: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Sex Disabil 2018 30;36(4):305-311. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Medical Research Department, Artanim Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

The aim of this study was to analyze the occurrence of rotator cuff impingement due to reduction of subacromial space height during complex shoulder motion to determine safety of sexual activities. The hypothesis was that such activities could be deleterious if not performed with precaution. To use a patient-specific 3D measurement technique coupling medical imaging and optical motion capture to evaluate the safety of various sexual positions according to subacromial compression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11195-018-9543-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6244532PMC
October 2018
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SUPRASPINATUS TENDON PATHOMECHANICS: A CURRENT CONCEPTS REVIEW.

Authors:
Guido Spargoli

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2018 Dec;13(6):1083-1094

Background And Purpose: Tendinopathy of the supraspinatus muscle is a frequent cause of shoulder pain. Although it is a common condition, the pathophysiology is not fully understood. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to provide an overview of the pathophysiology of supraspinatus tendinopathy and discuss the conservative treatment solutions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6253746PMC
December 2018
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The Addition of Glenohumeral Adductor Coactivation to a Rotator Cuff Exercise Program for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019 Mar 30;49(3):126-135. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Background: Treatments for rotator cuff tendinopathy include rotator cuff muscle strengthening to promote better muscle recruitment in order to minimize subacromial narrowing during active movement. Glenohumeral adductor recruitment has also been shown to prevent such narrowing in asymptomatic individuals; therefore, adding glenohumeral adductor coactivation during rotator cuff strengthening could enhance the efficacy of rotator cuff strengthening. However, no study has explored its benefits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2019.8240DOI Listing
March 2019
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Is sleep position associated with glenohumeral shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Nov 23;19(1):408. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Occupational Science and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI, 53203-2602, USA.

Background: Glenohumeral pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) are common musculoskeletal complaints with high prevalence among working populations. The primary proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms are sub-acromial RC tendon impingement and reduced tendon blood flow. Some sleep postures may increase subacromial pressure, potentially contributing to these postulated mechanisms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2319-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6260856PMC
November 2018
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Microdialysis to Quantify Inflammatory Cytokines in the Glenohumeral Joint: A Brief Methods Report.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2019 May;98(5):426-429

From the Kessler Foundation, West Orange, New Jersey (NSH); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey (NSH); Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (LAW, MLB); and Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (KO, LAW, MLB), Orthopaedic Surgery (KO), and Rehabilitation Science and Technology (MLB), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Microdialysis quantifies in vivo soft-tissue biochemical concentrations via passive diffusion of interstitial molecules through a porous membrane into a dialysate. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a technique to measure inflammatory cytokines associated with rotator cuff tendinopathy by inserting a microdialysis catheter into the posterior glenohumeral joint. The technique was tested in a convenience sample of six pain-free, able-bodied veterans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001098DOI Listing
May 2019
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Immediate effects of kinesiotaping on acromiohumeral distance and shoulder proprioception in individuals with symptomatic rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2019 Jan 10;61:16-21. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, CIUSSS-CN, Quebec City, Quebec, G1M 2S8, Canada; Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, G1V 0A6, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Kinesiotaping is widely used for the rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendinopathy. It has been argued to reduce symptoms and functional limitations through improvement of proprioceptive feedback. In addition, kinesiotaping has been reported to increase the subacromial space in healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.11.005DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Effectiveness of an Upper Extremity Neuromuscular Training Program on the Shoulder Function of Military Members With a Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

Mil Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Rehabilitation Institute, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Introduction: Shoulder pain, a leading reason to consult a physician or physiotherapist, continues to be a challenge to rehabilitate, particularly with a military population. A rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy, the most important source of shoulder pain, is one of the leading reasons for sick leave or a discharge from active military service. Research encourages the use of exercise prescription for the management of a RC tendinopathy, however the ideal method of delivery (group setting versus one-on-one) remains uncertain. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/milmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy294DOI Listing
November 2018
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Migration of calcium deposit over the biceps brachii muscle, a rare complication of calcific tendinopathy: Ultrasound image and treatment.

J Ultrasound 2018 Dec 10;21(4):351-354. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Unit of Ultrasound in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, "G. d'Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy.

Calcific tendinopathy is characterized by the deposition of calcium, mostly hydroxyapatite crystals, in tendons. Women are more frequently affected than men, with prevalence in the fourth and fifth decades of life. This condition has been reported between 2. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40477-018-0336-z
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40477-018-0336-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237711PMC
December 2018
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A randomised controlled trial of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of rotator cuff related shoulder pain.

BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2018 19;4(1):e000414. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

Study Design: Multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial.

Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as part of the management for people diagnosed with rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP).

Summary Of Background: Although there is no robust evidence to support their use, omega-3 PUFAs have been recommended for those with tendinopathy due to their potential to moderate inflammation. Read More

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http://bmjopensem.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000414DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196970PMC
October 2018
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Current Clinical Recommendations for Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2018 Dec;11(4):624-634

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, 450 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA, USA.

Purpose Of Review: This review evaluates current clinical literature on the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), including leukocyte-rich PRP (LR-PRP) and leukocyte-poor PRP (LP-PRP), in order to develop evidence-based recommendations for various musculoskeletal indications.

Recent Findings: Abundant high-quality evidence supports the use of LR-PRP injection for lateral epicondylitis and LP-PRP for osteoarthritis of the knee. Moderate high-quality evidence supports the use of LR-PRP injection for patellar tendinopathy and of PRP injection for plantar fasciitis and donor site pain in patellar tendon graft BTB ACL reconstruction. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220007PMC
December 2018
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Calcific deposit needling in combination with extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT): A proposed treatment for supraspinatus calcified tendinopathy.

SICOT J 2018 19;4:45. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

Background: Calcified tendinopathy of the rotator cuff is one of the most common conditions concerning the shoulder pathology. It is characterized by a reactive calcification that affects the tendons being part of the rotator cuff. The reported prevalence varies from 2. Read More

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https://www.sicot-j.org/10.1051/sicotj/2018043
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6195344PMC
October 2018
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Allogenic Pure Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Rotator Cuff Disease: A Bench and Bed Study.

Am J Sports Med 2018 Nov 12;46(13):3142-3154. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background:: Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a popular option for rotator cuff disease, the underlying mechanism of PRP and its clinical indications are unclear. Further, some kinds of PRP might be detrimental to patients. Allogenic PRP prepared through a standardized process and fully characterized could eliminate variations in PRP as well as uncertainties regarding its use in each patient, which could provide clues about its mechanism of action and indications for its use. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0363546518800268
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November 2018
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Topical glyceryl trinitrate for the treatment of tendinopathies: a systematic review.

Br J Sports Med 2019 Feb 9;53(4):251-262. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Objective: To produce a best evidence synthesis of the clinical effects of topical glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) in the treatment of tendinopathies.

Design: A systematic review of published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of the use of GTN in patients with tendinopathy.

Data Sources: MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus and CINAHL from database inception to January 2018. Read More

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http://bjsm.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099552
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6362607PMC
February 2019
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More tendon degeneration in patients with shoulder osteoarthritis.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2019 Jan 3;27(1):267-275. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital North Norway, 9038, Tromsø, Norway.

Purpose: Tendon disorders are a major problem in the general population. It is known that rotator cuff tendinopathy contributes to osteoarthritis (OA) of the shoulder. The aim of the study was to analyse the presence of tendinopathy in patients with shoulder OA and an intact rotator cuff, using a multimodal approach. Read More

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January 2019
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Platelet-rich plasma: myth or reality?

Radiologia 2018 Nov - Dec;60(6):465-475. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Sección de Radiología Musculoesquelética, Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, España.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a preparation for therapeutic purposes that is increasingly accepted for various musculoskeletal disorders, due to its theoretical potential to repair tissues with poor healing capacity. Several randomised clinical trials have investigated the capacity of PRP to repair tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage, and to date there is level 1a evidence to support its use for lateral epicondylitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy; and level 1b for patellar tendinopathy and osteoarthritis of the hip. Retrospective cohort studies and case series describe promising results with PRP for treating other musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

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September 2018
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Effects of Tendon Degeneration on Predictions of Supraspinatus Tear Propagation.

Ann Biomed Eng 2019 Jan 21;47(1):154-161. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA.

Rotator cuff tendons undergo degeneration with age, which could have an impact on tear propagation. The objective of this study was to predict tear propagation for different levels of tissue degeneration using an experimentally validated finite element model of a supraspinatus tendon. It was hypothesized that greater amounts of degeneration will result in tear propagation at lower loads than tendons with less degeneration. Read More

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January 2019
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Platelet-Rich Plasma: Review of Current Literature on its Use for Tendon and Ligament Pathology.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2018 Dec;11(4):566-572

University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains numerous growth factors and cytokines that potentially offer an alternative treatment modality to assist in the healing of multiple musculoskeletal issues. The purpose of this review was to examine the latest literature on the use of PRP for various ligament and tendon pathologies.

Recent Findings: Recent literature has shown moderate- to high-quality evidence that PRP can have positive clinical effects in certain conditions such as lateral epicondylitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220011PMC
December 2018
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Long-Term Effect of Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser in the Treatment of Patients with Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Photomed Laser Surg 2018 Sep;36(9):506-513

3 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Therapy, King Faisal Hospital , Makkah, Saudi Arabia .

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the long-term effect of pulsed Nd:YAG laser on the treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Methods: Sixty patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy participated and completed the study. The mean age was 50. Read More

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September 2018
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Electromagnetic transduction therapy and shockwave therapy in 86 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy: A prospective randomized controlled trial.

Electromagn Biol Med 2018 5;37(4):175-183. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

a Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology , Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein , Kiel , Germany.

Rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy is the most common cause of shoulder pain. The effectiveness of electromagnetic transduction therapy (EMTT), a high energetic pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in this field has not been tested yet in combination with extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). A total of 86 patients with RC tendinopathy were randomized to undergo three sessions of ESWT in combination with 8 sessions of EMTT or sham-EMTT. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15368378.2018.1
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February 2019
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The efficacy and safety of autologous conditioned serum (ACS) injections compared with betamethasone and placebo injections in the treatment of chronic shoulder joint pain due to supraspinatus tendinopathy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study.

Med Ultrason 2018 Aug;20(3):335-341

University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

Aims: Autologous conditioned serum (ACS; marketed as Orthokine®) is an autologous blood product that has previously shown efficacy in treatment of joint osteoarthritis, spinal radiculopathy, tendon and muscle injuries in randomized controlled trials. In this 24-week, randomized, double-blind study, we compared the efficacy and safety of ACS with glucocorticoid (betamethasone) injections in chronic supraspinatus tendinopathy patients.

Material And Methods: Thirty-two patients with chronic supraspinatus tendinopathy were enrolled in the study. Read More

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August 2018
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