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.
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.
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.
Shoulder arthroplasty procedures are increasingly being performed in older patients despite an increased perioperative risk. The purpose of this study is to determine the complications and 30-day readmission rates in the elderly population after shoulder arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty.
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.
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.