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Manuel Albornoz-Cabello, Jose Antonio Sanchez-Santos, Rocio Melero-Suarez, Alberto Marcos Heredia-Rizo, Luis Espejo-Antunez
Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) is a prevalent condition that results in loss of function. Surgery is indicated when pain and functional limitations persist after conservative measures, with scarce evidence about the most-appropriate post-operative approach. Interferential therapy (IFT), as a supplement to other interventions, has shown to relieve musculoskeletal pain. The study aim was to investigate the effects of adding IFT electro-massage to usual care after surgery in adults with SAPS. A randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial was carried out...
February 2, 2019: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Jennifer A Purnell, Jonathan Bourget-Murray, Adam Kwapisz, Aaron J Bois, Justin LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: This review compares the outcomes and complication rates of three surgical strategies used for the management of symptomatic os acromiale. The purpose of this study was to help guide best practice recommendations. METHODS: A systematic review of nine prospective studies, seven retrospective studies, and three case studies published across ten countries between 1993 and 2018 was performed. Adult patients (i.e., ≥ 18 years of age) with a symptomatic os acromiale that failed nonoperative management were included in this review...
January 23, 2019: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
John G Skedros, Marshall K Henrie, Ethan D Finlinson, Joel D Trachtenberg
In September 2015, a male aged 61 years with poorly controlled diabetes (his only medical problem) had left shoulder surgery that included an arthroscopic acromioplasty with debridement of suture material from a rotator cuff repair done 10 years prior. A subacromial corticosteroid injection was given 7 months later for pain and reduced motion. Three weeks later a fulminate infection was evident. Cultures grew Propionibacterium acnes Treatment included two arthroscopic debridement surgeries and 8 weeks of intravenous antibiotics (primarily daptomycin)...
November 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Zhengyu Sun, Weili Fu, Xin Tang, Gang Chen, Jian Li
The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis including all available randomized controlled trials to determine the role of acromioplasty in arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears. A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Web of Science. All randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials evaluating the outcomes of arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears with or without acromioplasty were included in our meta-analysis...
March 2018: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Cong Cheng, Bin Chen, Hongwei Xu, Zhongwei Zhang, Weibin Xu
BACKGROUND: Scientific evidence is not clear regarding the routine use of acromioplasty in the treatment of rotator cuff repair. The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes between patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with and without concomitant acromioplasty. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases were searched to identify eligible studies focused on arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with and without acromioplasty from January 2000 to February 2018...
2018: PloS One
Tae-Hwan Yoon, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Sung-Jae Kim, Yun-Rak Choi, Soon-Phil Yoon, Yong-Min Chun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the natural history of intact rotator cuff in impingement syndrome patients with concomitant spur protruding from the undersurface of acromion. METHODS: This retrospective study included 119 patients with an intact rotator cuff who underwent conservative treatment for a spur protruding from the undersurface of the acromion. The protruded spur was defined as a trapezoid- or tetragon-shaped bony protrusion with a downward peak extending more than 3 mm in length from the baseline drawn along the acromial undersurface on the coronal view of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography arthrography (CTA)...
November 11, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Dominik Kaiser, Elias Bachmann, Christian Gerber, Dominik C Meyer
BACKGROUND: A large critical shoulder angle (CSA) >35° is associated with the development of rotator cuff tearing. Lateral acromioplasty (AP) has the theoretical potential to prevent rotator cuff tearing and/ or to reduce the risk of re-tears after repair. It is, however unclear which part of the lateral acromion has to be reduced to obtain the desired CSA. It was the purpose of this study to determine which part of the lateral acromion has to be resected to achieve a desired reduction of the CSA in a given individual...
October 13, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Zeke J Walton, Robert E Holmes, Shane K Woolf
Os acromiale is a failure of fusion between 1 or more ossification centers of the scapula and the acromion process. Pain can be caused by motion and impingement of the unfused segment. Several methods for the management of os acromiale have been described. Internal fixation is the most common surgical technique, followed by excision and acromioplasty. We present a novel technique for treatment of symptomatic os acromiale using arthroscopically-guided headless compression screws. This is a viable technique in the management of symptomatic os acromiale due to preservation of the periosteal blood supply and less concern for symptomatic hardware...
September 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Ryan M Degen
The critical shoulder angle (CSA) has been associated with the development of rotator cuff pathology. More recent studies have also identified a correlation between an increased CSA and recurrent tears after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Although this observation is significant, several studies have failed to identify a correlation between CSA and clinical outcomes after rotator cuff repair. As a result, the usefulness of this measurement, and the need to address it with lateral acromioplasty, remains ill defined...
October 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
J Ríos-Fak, A Olivos-Meza, L Sierra-Suárez, A Almazán-Díaz, F Pérez-Jiménez, F Cruz-López
BACKGROUND: The rotator cuff injury it is one of the most common causes of pain and functional disability of the shoulder with an annual reported incidence of 4.5 million cases in the United States. It is one of the leading causes of pain of shoulder in patients older than 60 years. In Mexico, there are no reports of the incidence or the results of arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff lesions alone or combined with other procedures. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical evolution of patients post-surgery of arthroscopic rotator cuff massive injury repair AR-RCMI alone or in combination with other techniques...
January 2018: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Tim Dwyer, Helen Razmjou, Patrick Henry, Shashank Misra, Eran Maman, Richard Holtby
Background: While it is believed that good results can be achieved by arthroscopic debridement of partial-thickness tears (PTTs) of <50% tendon thickness, few studies have directly compared the treatment of articular- versus bursal-sided PTTs of <50%. Purpose: To compare the postoperative outcomes of patients with articular- versus bursal-sided PTTs of <50% tendon thickness that were treated with arthroscopic debridement and selective acromioplasty (for type II or III acromions)...
August 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Edward G McFarland, Frederick A Matsen, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
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September 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Tanner R Henrie, John G Skedros
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic systemic inflammatory disorder characterized histologically by noncaseating granulomas. The pathogenesis likely includes genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors. The lungs, skin, and eyes are most commonly affected. Although bone involvement is possible, sarcoidosis of the humerus is rare, with few cases reported. Furthermore, we are unaware of any reports of sarcoidosis of the upper humerus with a coexisting rotator cuff tear. We report the case of a 50-year-old female with sarcoidosis of the humerus and a coexisting tear of the supraspinatus tendon...
2018: Case Reports in Radiology
Marius von Knoch, Stephan Frosch, Wolfgang Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Intratendinous lesions of the rotator cuff of the shoulder are frequent and may be a distinct clinical entity. Nevertheless, there are only a few publications which deal specifically with this subject. This study analyses the existing literature for the arthroscopic reconstruction of the intratendinous lesion of the supraspinatus tendon, by means of a systematic review, and identifies relevant research questions for future studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In January 2017, a systematic review of the U...
October 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Nuri Aydın, Barış Kocaoğlu, Ender Sarıoğlu, Okan Tok, Osman Güven
BACKGROUND: Coplaning means the removal of medial acromial spurs and inferior aspect of the distal clavicle. The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of arthroscopic acromioplasty with and without coplaning in patients without acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis. METHODS: Because of impingement syndrome, arthroscopic subacromial decompression and acromioplasty was performed in Group 1 (9 males/31 female). In addition, coplaning was performed in Group 2 (8 males/21 females) by two different surgeons...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Stefanos Farfaras, Ninni Sernert, Lars Rostgard Christensen, Erling K Hallström, Jüri-Toomas Kartus
BACKGROUND: The long-term outcome after the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) with either nonsurgical or surgical methods has not been thoroughly investigated. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome and the presence of rotator cuff injuries and osteoarthritis (OA) after the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of SAIS. The hypothesis was that, at a minimum 10 years after the initial treatment, patients who had undergone acromioplasty would have a better clinical outcome and run a lower risk of developing rotator cuff ruptures and OA as compared with those treated with physical therapy...
May 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Philippe Marty, Fabrice Ferré, Bertrand Basset, Constance Marquis, Benoit Bataille, Martine Chaubard, Mehdi Merouani, Olivier Rontes, Alain Delbos
PURPOSE: Ambulatory process in arthroscopic shoulder surgery has boomed over past decades. Some anesthetic techniques such as interscalene block (ISB) and its surrogates are associated with diaphragmatic paralysis and might compromise outpatient procedure. HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to assess consequences of diaphragmatic paralysis in obese patients. METHODS: This prospective observational study screened patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 undergoing acromioplasty or supraspinatus tendon repair...
June 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
J Christoph Katthagen, Peter J Millett
The critical shoulder angle and lateral acromioplasty are areas of controversy that are being studied in association with rotator cuff tears both as potential pathogenic variables and as surgically modifiable variables that could improve clinical outcomes. Current clinical evidence regarding the effectiveness and potential benefit of lateral acromioplasty support the hypothesis that modification of the bony anatomy may influence the integrity of the rotator cuff.
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Jeremy Lewis
In 1972, American orthopaedic surgeon Charles Neer published his seminal paper, "Anterior Acromioplasty for the Chronic Impingement Syndrome in the Shoulder: A Preliminary Report." It wasn't a robust scientific paper; however, it changed the direction of orthopaedic practice for the next half century. Neer argued that a primary cause of shoulder pain was attrition of the supraspinatus tendon and related structures from the overlying acromion, especially when the arm was elevated. Neer recommended surgical removal to stop the impingement, and over the last half century, it could be argued that millions of people around the globe would have undergone acromioplasty surgery to stop this portion of the bone impinging onto the soft tissues located in the subacromial space...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Caecilia Charbonnier, Sylvain Chagué, Bart Kevelham, Delphine Preissmann, Frank C Kolo, Olivier Rime, Alexandre Lädermann
PURPOSE: We present a computer-assisted planning solution "ArthroPlanner" for acromioplasty based on 3D anatomical models, computed tomography and joint kinematic simulations. METHODS: In addition to a standard static clinical evaluation (anamnesis, radiological examination), the software provides a dynamic assessment of the shoulder joint by computing in real time the joint kinematics from a database of activities of daily living. During motion, the precise bone resection (location and amount) is computed based on detected subacromial impingements, providing surgeons with precise information about the surgical procedure...
December 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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