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  • High rate of bone graft resorption found after Latarjet procedure for shoulder instability

    Source: Healio

    Researchers of this study note that although the open Latarjet procedure provided significant improvement in clinical scores for patients with anterior shoulder instability and glenoid bone loss, 90.5% of patients showed graft resorption on CT at 1-year postoperatively.

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  • Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders

    Source: Healio

    Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here.

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  • Hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury

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    Medical News Today

    Athletes ages 8 to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a single sport, are more likely to be injured, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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  • Exercise may prevent fall-related injuries in older adults

    Source: Medical News Today

    New research suggests that exercise programs aimed at preventing falls in older adults may also prevent injuries caused by falls. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.

    These injuries can have serious implications on a person’s mobility and independence, increasing the risk of discharge to a nursing home, as well as incurring high economic costs.

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  • RSA improves short-term function in younger patients with arthritis, rotator cuff deficiency

    Source: Healio

    Researchers found improved function at short-term follow-up in younger patients with arthritis or rotator cuff deficiency undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty, but noted that patient satisfaction was lower than previous reports of satisfaction in older patients.

    “Reverse shoulder arthroplasty RSA as a reconstructive procedure improved function at the time of short-term follow-up in our young patients with glenohumeral arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency,” Stephanie J. Muh, MD, and colleagues wrote in the study abstract. “Objective outcomes in our patient cohort were similar to those in previously reported studies.”

    Muh and colleagues retrospectively analyzed 66 patients who were mean 52.2 years old and had rotator cuff deficiency, a failed primary shoulder arthroplasty, osteoarthritis and a mass rotator cuff disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or other miscellaneous diagnoses, according to the abstract. Of these patients, 67% had undergone at least one previous surgery and 46% had multiple previous procedures

    At mean 36.5-month follow-up, the average external rotation improved from 10° to 19.6°, and mean active forward arm elevation improved from 54.6° preoperatively to 134° postoperatively, according to the abstract. Patients were very satisfied or satisfied in 81% of cases. The mean VAS score improved from 7.5 points to 3 points and the mean American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score improved from 40 points to 72.4 points. At final follow-up, scapular notching was evident in 43% of cases and there was a 15% complication rate.

    Disclosures: Gobezie and Edwards are paid consultants for and receive institutional funding from Tornier. Edwards received funds to travel to meetings from Tornier.

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