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.
Source: The Daily Item
There are a number of issues that can cause shoulder pain, including osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory disorders, or osteonecrosis which impacts blood flow to the humerus.
Patients with shoulder instability who failed primary posterior labral repair had lower acromial tilt and higher posterior acromial height than patients with successful primary repair, according to results presented here.
Source: Verywell Health
Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when a tendon near the elbow is subjected to repetitive forces. While this issue may occur in golfers, it can happen to anyone and cause pain that spans from the wrist to the elbow on the inside of your arm.
Published results showed preoperative grip strength positively correlated with shoulder strength and function after reverse shoulder arthroplasty and may work as a prediction tool for outcomes in these patients.
Results published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found patients who underwent anatomic total or reverse shoulder arthroplasty had “significant and rapid” improvements in sleep disturbance after surgery.
Source: Miami Herald
The rotator cuff tendon is formed by four muscles that let you elevate and rotate the shoulder. They converge to form a tendon that attaches to the ball part of the shoulder. If a large tear occurs acutely from a fall, the shoulder can not only be unstable but have significant weakness due to the rotator cuff tendon tear.
Source: Medical Xpress
Healing does take time, but within a few months most people can get back to play at their pre-surgery level without the pain that they experienced before, a pair of new studies show.
A study that specifically looked at return to racket sports, not sports in general, in patients who underwent anatomic total shoulder or reverse shoulder arthroplasty showed a 79% return to racket sports by 12-month follow-up.
Source: Verywell Health
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes pinched or squeezed as it travels through a passageway in the wrist formed by the carpal bones and the flexor retinaculum.