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  • Advanced treatments target advanced shoulder issues

    Shoulder pain, weakness and range of motion loss can keep you from the activities you need and love to do, whether it's lifting boxes on the job, putting away dishes in the kitchen or hitting that powerful tennis serve.

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  • Augmentation with onlay dermal allografts may enhance rotator cuff repair

    Dermal allograft augmentation is commonly indicated for patients with large rotator cuff tears (3 cm to 5 cm), previous unsuccessful rotator cuff repairs or patients with chronic tears with compromised tissue quality and no advanced glenohumeral osteoarthritis (Hamada grades 1 and 2). Prior to the surgical intervention, a crucial step involves the preoperative assessment to ascertain the feasibility of repairing the tear. This assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s MRI scans, focusing on factors such as tear size, tissue quality and the degree of retraction exhibited by the tear.

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  • Concurrent subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repair may reduce risk of revision

    Subacromial decompression with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair yielded a 21% risk reduction for revision compared with repair alone.

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  • Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options

    Shoulder pain can range from mild to severe and can come on suddenly or build up over time. Possible causes of pain in the front of the shoulder, outside, top, or all over include fractures, tissue inflammation or tears, joint or ligament instability, and arthritis. Shoulder pain can also stem from conditions that don't directly involve the shoulder at all.

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  • Total shoulder arthroplasty deemed safe, effective for patients aged 80 years and older

    Patients aged 80 years and older had low rates of perioperative mortality and reoperation after anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, according to results published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

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