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Several patient risk factors associated with discharge to post-acute care after TSA

Results of this study cited several patient risk factors, including older age, number of comorbidities and procedure type, linked with an increased risk of discharge to a post-acute care facility after total shoulder arthroplasty. Source: Healio Read More

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Study shows increase in arthroplasty as treatment of proximal humerus fragility fractures

While nonoperative management of proximal humerus fragility fractures remains the most common treatment among elderly patients, there has been an increase in shoulder arthroplasty for this population, according to results. Source: Healio Read More

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New procedure for massive rotator cuff tears restores stability better, say researchers

Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day today, discussed how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator cuff tears may help patients return to sports and work quicker. […]

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Arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears

Superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) is a promising alternative treatment for irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. It utilizes a graft from the superior glenoid to the greater tuberosity to stabilize the humeral head. In a study by Mihata and colleagues of 23 patients who underwent SCR with a fascia lata autograft at a minimum of 2 […]

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Hemiarthroplasty, TSA yielded pain relief for patients with atraumatic osteonecrosis

Patients with atraumatic osteonecrosis of the humeral head experienced lasting pain relief and improved range of motion after undergoing either hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty, according to results. Source: Healio Read More

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Study: Arthroscopic needling yielded high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects

Although arthroscopic needling provided good clinical outcomes, recently published results showed a high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects 1 year after surgery. Source: Healio Read More

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Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results of this retrospective database study. Source: Healio Read More

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