Introduction: Comparative trials evaluating categorical outcomes have important implications on surgical decision making. The purpose of this study was to examine the statistical stability of sports medicine research.
Osteonecrosis is caused by diminished microperfusion of bone resulting in subsequent joint collapse. Estimates suggest that roughly 20,000 to 30,000 new cases are diagnosed annually in the United States, with even higher rates in other countries.
In this review, we describe the history of the Critical Shoulder Angle (CSA), the utility of the CSA in identifying rotator cuff tears and glenohumeral osteoarthritis, and the association between the CSA and patient-reported outcomes. Additionally, we address some of the controversies surrounding the CSA with an updated literature review.
The epidemiology of MRI detected shoulder injuries in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics
Background: To use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to characterize the severity, location, prevalence, and demographics of shoulder injuries in athletes at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Achilles Tendon Allograft in a Patient With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) can cause recurrent dislocation and subluxation of joints due to ligamentous and capsular laxity, often leading to surgical interventions. Graft choice for ACL reconstruction is particularly important for EDS patients, since autograft options will increase risk of failure due to the abnormally lax tissue quality in these patients; however, few studies discuss considerations for EDS patients undergoing ACL reconstruction.
Adhesive capsulitis is characterized by a gradual, painful loss of shoulder motion. This study evaluated patient variables significantly associated with developing adhesive capsulitis compared with a sex-matched control group without adhesive capsulitis. We also sought to determine those factors associated with adhesive capsulitis patients requiring surgical intervention.
Background: For athletes, a return to preinjury activity levels with minimal time away is a metric indicative of successful recovery. The knowledge of this metric would be helpful for the sports medicine specialist to advise patients on appropriate expectations after surgery.
Medicaid Health Insurance Status Limits Patient Accessibility to Rehabilitation Services Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery
Background In the senior author’s (X.L.) orthopaedic sports medicine clinic in the United States (US), patients appear to have difficulty finding physical therapy (PT) practices that accept Medicaid insurance for postoperative rehabilitation. Purpose To determine access to PT services for privately insured patients versus those with...
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) assess a patient’s perspective of health, function, and quality of life associated with health conditions and medical interventions. Health-care value is the ratio of health outcomes achieved relative to the total cost of care for a medical condition. Common PRO designs assess general quality of life, system or region-specific conditions, disease-specific conditions, or mixed outcome measure...
Ultrasonography is an imaging modality that facilitates the diagnosis of pathology and injection therapy without exposing the patient to radiation. In addition, ultrasonography has become popular because of its portability, low cost, and production of real-time tomographic images that provide a cross-sectional view of anatomic ...