Insurance status affects access to physical therapy following rotator cuff repair surgery: A comparison of privately insured and Medicaid patients
Rotator cuff repair (RCR) is an effective procedure to relieve shoulder pain and dysfunction. Postoperative physical therapy (PT) plays an integral role in the overall success of RCR.
Controversy exists as to the optimal treatment of superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears in athletes. There are no systematic reviews evaluating return-to-sport (RTS) rates after arthroscopic SLAP repair and biceps tenodesis.
There is limited literature available about educational satisfaction and fellowship selection among orthopaedic surgery residents. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence resident subspecialty career choice, fellowship selection, and satisfaction with orthopaedic training programs.
Surgical management of type II superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions: a review of outcomes and prognostic indicators
A Type II SLAP (superior labrum anterior posterior) lesion is a tear of the superior glenoid labrum with involvement of the long head of the biceps tendon insertion. In patients that do not improve with conservative treatment, there is a great deal of variability in the surgical management of these injuries that includes arthroscopic SLAP repair, arthroscopic SLAP repair with biceps tenodesis, biceps tenodesis alone and biceps tenotomy.
Epidemiology and Perioperative Complications in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease After Orthopaedic Surgery
Introduction: Surgical management of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) poses a unique challenge to orthopaedic surgeons due to increased operative and perioperative risk. Studies evaluating perioperative complications among patients with SCD undergoing orthopaedic surgery have been limited. We sought to review the clinical characteristics and perioperative complications in our patients with SCD who required orthopaedic surgery.
The Effect of Race on Early Perioperative Outcomes After Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis
There is a paucity of data on how racial disparities may affect early outcomes following shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in 30-day complications and readmission rates after shoulder arthroplasty based on race. White and black patients who underwent hemiarthroplasty, anatomic or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (Current Procedural Terminology codes 23470 and 23472) between 2006 and 2015 were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.
Return to Sport After Surgical Treatment for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review: Response
We thank Dr Hurley and coauthors for their letter and comments regarding our recent article "Return to Sport After Surgical Treatment for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review." The authors raised the concern that our pooled data reported a higher rate of return to sport (RTS) than what was previously reported after anterior shoulder stabilization procedures and that our findings are not fully representative of the results in the literature, which could result in inappropriately high patient expectations.
Racial and sex disparities in utilization rates for shoulder arthroplasty in the United States disparities in shoulder arthroplasty
Purpose: To investigate racial disparities in shoulder arthroplasty (SA), accounting for demographic factors such as sex and age.
Glenohumeral arthritis includes osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis has been treated successfully with total shoulder arthroplasty for many years. 1 -3 In 1974, Dr. Neer3 reported the first series of patients who were successfully treated with anatomically designed total shoulder prosthesis.
Arthritis affecting the shoulder includes osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, posttraumatic arthritis, cuff tear arthropathy, and post-capsulorrhaphy arthropathy. Primary osteoarthritis is the most common form and characterized as a slow progressing disease that leads to cartilage thinning and ultimately, complete cartilage loss resulting in bone on bone contact and pain. There are many risk factors for shoulder arthritis including age, sex, race, genetics, weight, trauma, dislocation, and history of previous surgery.