David M Walton, Goris Nazari, Pavlos Bobos, Joy C MacDermid
BACKGROUND: As the field of pain evaluation grows, newer and more targeted tools are being published for patient-centric evaluation of specific aspects of the pain experience. The Fremantle Back Awareness Questionnaire (FreBAQ) is intended to capture alterations in bodily awareness or perception. To date only region-specific (back, neck, shoulder, knee) versions have been published. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to report on the properties of a new region-generic version of the FreBAQ, the FreBAQ-general...
2023: PloS One
Ilaria Parel, Valeria Candoli, Maria Vittoria Filippi, Antonio Padolino, Giovanni Merolla, Stefano Sanniti, Riccardo Galassi, Paolo Paladini, Andrea Giovanni Cutti
BACKGROUND: The recovery of scapular and humeral physiological kinematic parameters, as well as the sensorimotor control of movement, plays a primary role in the rehabilitation process after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A highly customized rehabilitation approach is required to achieve this aim. Biofeedback can be a useful tool, but there is poor evidence of its application in the rehabilitation after arthroscopic rotator cuff tear repair. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to outline an innovative exercise-based rehabilitation program exploiting visual biofeedback for the recovery of patients arthroscopically treated for rotator cuff repair...
March 22, 2023: JMIR Research Protocols
Simone La Padula, Rosita Pensato, Chiara Pizza, Francesco D'Andrea, Giovanni Roccaro, Jean Paul Meningaud, Barbara Hersant
INTRODUCTION: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a common chronical condition. It is often resistant to conservative treatment and requires a wide and aggressive surgical approach to avoid recurrence. A prospective study was compared comparing the outcomes of thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap-based reconstruction and secondary intention closure (SIC) following wide local excision (WLE) of axillary HS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on sixty-eight patients suffering from stage III axillary HS...
March 22, 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kyle N Kunze, Jay Moran, Robert Cecere, Samuel A Taylor, Michael C Fu, Russell F Warren, David M Dines, Lawrence V Gulotta, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: Subacromial balloon spacers have been introduced as a potential treatment option for patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. However, it is important to comprehensively assess the clinical efficacy of this procedure in the context of an increasing amount of contemporary literature. PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review of the contemporary literature to understand the propensity for clinically meaningful improvements after subacromial balloon spacer implantation for massive irreparable rotator cuff tears...
March 22, 2023: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Mehmet Ali Tokgöz, Tarık Elma, Aliekber Yapar, Mustafa Özer, Muhammet Baybars Ataoğlu, Ulunay Kanatli
BACKGROUND: : Rotator cuff rupture (RCR) and glenohumeral osteoarthritis (GHO) are two common disorders of the shoulder joint. However, there are very few reports that examine the relationship between them. This study aimed to present at least two years' clinical results of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of full-thickness and massive tears accompanied by arthroscopically detected early-stage osteoarthritis. METHODS: From August 2016 to December 2017, three hundred and twenty patients with total or massive rotator cuff tears were evaluated retrospectively...
February 2023: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Mehmet Çetinkaya, Ahmet Yiğit Kaptan, Coşkun Ulucaköy, Özlem Orhan, Murat Topal, Tacettin Ayanoğlu, Ulunay Kanatlı
BACKGROUND: : The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the etiological factors accepted as causes of idiopathic subscapularis tears are true or not when the comparison is made with the opposite side healthy shoulder of the patients who underwent arthroscopic repair for an isolated subscapularis tear. METHODS: Sixteen patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy between February 2016 and January 2018 and were diagnosed with isolated subscapularis tear were evaluated...
February 2023: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Fulin Tao, Dongsheng Zhou, Wenhao Song
BACKGROUND: Based on our experiences, we found that a kind of elbow injury is characterized by an olecranon fracture accompanied by elbow joint posterior dislocation with the proximal radioulnar joint intact. The aim of this study was to better define this kind of severe elbow instability, which has not been previously reported. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all patients with olecranon fractures who were treated at our institution from January 2013 to April 2021...
March 22, 2023: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Stephen Chen, Ivan Darby
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed bone height between novel tapered implants at different inter-implant thread peak (TP) distances, and the impact of TP distance from outer buccal bone (BB) on marginal bone levels (MBL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fully tapered implants with 0.5-mm thread depth and TP diameter 1 mm wider than the shoulder diameter were placed in healed ridges of minipigs. On one side, four implants were placed with inter-implant TP distances of 1, 2, or 3 mm corresponding to inter-implant implant shoulder distances of 2, 3, and 4 mm respectively...
March 22, 2023: Clinical Oral Investigations
Kaori Shiraishi, Takeshi Nakaura, Hiroyuki Uetani, Yasunori Nagayama, Masafumi Kidoh, Naoki Kobayashi, Kosuke Morita, Yuichi Yamahita, Takeshi Miyamoto, Toshinori Hirai
OBJECTIVE: For compressed sensing (CS) to become widely used in routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is essential to improve image quality. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of combining CS and deep learning-based reconstruction (DLR) for various sequences in shoulder MRI. METHODS: This retrospective study included 37 consecutive patients who underwent undersampled shoulder MRIs, including T1-weighted (T1WI), T2-weighted (T2WI), and fat-saturation T2-weighted (FS-T2WI) images...
March 9, 2023: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Meredith Mollica, Danielle M Littman, Thomas Lucas, Connor Marvin, James Erangey, Kimberly Bender, Tara Milligan
The aim of this study is to explore how young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability experience participating in peer support from paid peer support specialists with shared lived experiences. The present study used participatory qualitative methods, specifically a photovoice project with young people (N = 8) experiencing homelessness or housing instability, to understand their experiences of being in a relationship with a peer support specialist. This study found that young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability experienced peer relationships as uniquely caring and affirming...
March 21, 2023: Journal of Community Psychology
Emilio Calvo, Cristina Delgado
Bone loss has been identified as a risk factor for recurrent shoulder dislocations or failure after soft tissue repair. Although the range for "critical" bone loss is yet to be determined, glenoid and humeral bone defects should not be regarded as independent problems, but the interaction between them during shoulder motion should be evaluated as suggested by the glenoid track concept. The glenoid track concept is now widely accepted and considered essential for making decisions about surgery. Soft-tissue procedures usually work well in patients with on-track Hill-Sachs lesions but in off-track lesions do not...
March 21, 2023: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Moritz Koch, Annabelle Werner, Guido Engel, Jochen Huth, Frieder Mauch
INTRODUCTION: In athletes, acromioclavicular joint disruptions account for up to 50% of all shoulder injuries. In high-grade injuries, surgery is favored to ensure a correct restoration of the joint, especially in young athletes. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical, radiological and sport related outcomes of the arthroscopic stabilization with the fixation of the AC joint in a mini-open approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 19 patients treated arthroscopically (ASK) and 26 patients with an acute AC-joint dislocation Rockwood V who had undergone the mini-open (MO) surgery were included...
March 21, 2023: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Weishan Lin, Tie Li, Wenjun Qi, Yundong Shen, Wendong Xu
BACKGROUND: Hyperselective neurectomy is a reliable treatment for spasticity. This research was designed to quantify the surgical parameters of hyperselective neurectomy of thoracodorsal nerve for shoulder spasticity through anatomical studies, as well as to retrospectively assess patients who underwent this procedure to provide an objective basis for clinical practice. METHODS: On nine embalmed adult cadavers (18 shoulders), we dissected and observed the branching patterns of thoracodorsal nerve, counted the number of nerve branches, measured the distribution of branch origin point, and determined the length of the surgical incision...
March 21, 2023: Acta Neurochirurgica
Franziska Schnabel, Elisabeth Schuler, Almundher Al-Maawali, Ankur Chaurasia, Steffen Syrbe, Adila Al-Kindi, Gandham SriLakshmi Bhavani, Anju Shukla, Janine Altmüller, Peter Nürnberg, Siddharth Banka, Katta M Girisha, Yun Li, Bernd Wollnik, Gökhan Yigit
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita forms a broad group of clinically and etiologically heterogeneous disorders characterized by congenital joint contractures that involve at least two different parts of the body. Neurological and muscular disorders are commonly underlying arthrogryposis. Here, we report five affected individuals from three independent families sharing an overlapping phenotype with congenital contractures affecting shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and foot as well as scoliosis, reduced palmar and plantar skin folds, microcephaly and facial dysmorphism...
March 21, 2023: Human Genetics
Seok Hahn, Jisook Yi, Ho-Joon Lee, Yedaun Lee, Joonsung Lee, Xinzeng Wang, Maggie Fung
OBJECTIVE: To compare the image quality and agreement among conventional and accelerated periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction (PROPELLER) MRI with both conventional reconstruction (CR) and deep learning-based reconstruction (DLR) methods for evaluation of shoulder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients who underwent conventional (acquisition time, 8 min) and accelerated (acquisition time, 4 min and 24 s; 45% reduction) PROPELLER shoulder MRI using both CR and DLR methods between February 2021 and February 2022 on a 3 T MRI system...
March 21, 2023: Skeletal Radiology
Huaisheng Li, Yatao Liao, Baoyong Jin, Mingyu Yang, Kanglai Tang, Binghua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) has been demonstrated to be a valuable treatment for patients with irreparable massive rotator cuff tears (IMRCTs). However, the torn medial supraspinatus (SSP) tendons, which acted as dynamic stabilizers, were left untreated in conventional SCR, and the dynamic force from the SSP tendon was not restored. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of dynamic SCR (dSCR) on fascia-to-bone healing in a rat model, and to compare the short-term clinical effectiveness of dSCR and SCR using autologous fascia lata (FL) in patients with IMRCTs...
March 21, 2023: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Xiang Ao, Marc Parisien, Maha Zidan, Audrey V Grant, Amy E Martinsen, Bendik S Winsvold, Luda Diatchenko
Chronic pain is a prevalent disease with increasing clinical challenges. Genome-wide association studies in chronic pain patients have identified hundreds of common pathogenic variants, yet they only explained a portion of individual variance of chronic pain. With the advances in next-generation sequencing technologies, it is now feasible to conduct rarer variants studies in large-scale databases. Here, we performed gene-based rare variant analyses in 200,000 human subjects in the UK biobank whole-exome sequencing database for investigating 9 different chronic pain states and validated our findings in 3 other large-scale databases...
March 22, 2023: Pain
Ben Simpson, Katie Barker, Laura Parnell, Gareth J Waring
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence of improved outcomes with induction of labour for pregnancies in which the baby is thought to be large. This trial identifies scan accuracy and the effect of intervention for pregnancies complicated by suspected large for gestational age (LGA) on customized chart outside an academic center. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 3 groups of induced pregnancies; women with a suspected LGA fetus, women with diabetes (DM) and a control group (C) of women that underwent induction of labour on or after 280 days gestation...
March 21, 2023: Minerva obstetrics and gynecology
Wei Zeng, Justin A McMahon, Daniel Shedd, Randolff Carpenter, Robert Salzar
The WIAMan anthropomorphic test device (ATD) has been originally developed to predict and prevent injuries for occupants in military vehicles, in an underbody blast environment. However, its crash performance and biofidelity of the thoracic region have not been explored. The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the WIAMan thoracic responses in a typical frontal sled test. The 40 kph frontal sled tests were conducted to quantify the WIAMan thoracic kinematics, chest deflection, and belt loads. Comparative biofidelities of the WIAMan thorax and other surrogates, including post-mortem human surrogates (PMHS), Hybrid III, and THOR ATDs, were assessed under comparable testing conditions...
March 21, 2023: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Jacques Teissier, Philippe Teissier
The concept of stemless shoulder arthroplasty was born in 2005. It is now a valid option in the context of either anatomical or reverse shoulder replacement. Several questions have come up over our 15 years of using this system: How was the stemless shoulder arthroplasty concept born? It was motivated by a desire to have epiphyso-metaphyseal fixation using a corolla-shaped impacted anchor design. What are the features of commercially available stemless shoulder arthroplasty implants? The stemless anatomical implants now available have either a cage or central peg that is impacted or a system that is screwed into the epiphysometaphyseal bone...
February 2023: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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