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Gravity Fluid Flow More Accurately Reflects Joint Fluid Pressure Compared with Commercial Peristaltic Pump Systems in a Cadaveric Model.

PURPOSE: To evaluate intra-articular fluid pressures and joint compliance generated by fluid management systems on cadaveric shoulders and knees under simulated arthroscopic conditions, and to compare joint compliance between knee and shoulder specimens. Read More


The Incidence of Glenohumeral Bone and Cartilage Lesions at the Time of Anterior Shoulder Stabilization Surgery: A Comparison of Patients Undergoing Primary and Revision Surgery.

BACKGROUND: Intra-articular glenohumeral joint changes frequently occur after shoulder instability events. Read More


A Method to Facilitate Improved Positioning of a Reverse Prosthesis Stem During Arthroplasty Surgery: The Metaphyseal-centering Technique.

A Method to Facilitate Improved Positioning of a Reverse Prosthesis Stem During Arthroplasty Surgery: The Metaphyseal-centering Technique. Read More


Descriptive Epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability Cohort.

BACKGROUND: Shoulder instability is a common diagnosis among patients undergoing shoulder surgery. Read More


Variability in the Clock Face View Description of Femoral Tunnel Placement in ACL Reconstruction Using MRI-Based Bony Models.

Though controversial, the "clock face view" of the intercondylar notch remains a way some surgeons communicate regarding placement of the femoral tunnel in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Read More


Similar clinical outcomes following collagen or polyurethane meniscal scaffold implantation: a systematic review.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the current literature in an effort to assess specific clinical outcomes following meniscal scaffold implantation using the two available scaffolds...Read More


Current pain prescribing habits for common shoulder operations: a survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons membership.

BACKGROUND: Orthopedic surgeons are among the highest prescribers of narcotic pills, and no guidelines currently exist for appropriate management of postoperative pain within this field. Read More


Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Read More


Comparison of Clinical Failure Rates After 2 Techniques of Subpectoral Mini-Open Biceps Tenodesis: Sequence and Suture Passage Technique Matter.

BACKGROUND:A number of techniques are available for performing biceps tenodesis, the majority of which result in good or excellent outcomes. However, failure may result in pain and/or dissatisfying biceps deformity. Read More


The Surgical Incidence to Publication (SIP) Index: A Novel Equation Used to Focus Future Research Efforts

BACKGROUND: With increased publication rates across all fields of medicine, some research topics become heavily weighted in the literature while other, equally important topics do not receive the same exposure.Read More


A lump on the hip.

A lump on the hip. Read More


Variance in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Selection based on Patient Demographics and Location within the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network Cohort.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether any regional or age-related patterns exist in graft choice for patients undergoing primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) within a large multicenter consortium. Read More


Axillary Nerve Palsy and Deltoid Muscle Atony.

Axillary Nerve Palsy and Deltoid Muscle Atony. Read More


How should I fixate the subscapularis in total shoulder arthroplasty? A systematic review of pertinent subscapularis repair biomechanics.

BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to review the biomechanical outcomes of subscapularis repair techniques during total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) to assist in clinical decision making. Read More


Early Versus Delayed Motion After Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review of Overlapping Meta-analyses.

BACKGROUND: Previous meta-analyses have been conducted to compare outcomes of early versus delayed motion after rotator cuff repair. Read More


Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Native and Reconstructed Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Surgical Implications.

Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Native and Reconstructed Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Surgical Implications. Read More


Morel-Lavallée Lesion in Sports.

Posttraumatic soft tissue swelling is a relatively common presenting complaint among athletes. Due to its broad differential diagnosis, a comprehensive evaluation beginning with history and physical examination are recommended. Read More


Lesser tuberosity osteotomy and subscapularis tenotomy repair techniques during total shoulder arthroplasty: A meta-analysis of cadaveric studies.

BACKGROUND: Numerous techniques have been used to mobilize and repair the subscapularis tendon during total shoulder arthroplasty.Read More


The "Sublabral Window" in Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Instability Surgery: Description of a Technique for Safe Posterior Glenoid Preparation.

Arthroscopic posterior labral repairs for posterior shoulder instability can be challenging. Preparation of the capsulolabral tissue and glenoid bony surface is critical. Read More


Morel-Lavallée Lesion of the Knee in a Recreational Frisbee Player.

Traumatic swelling/effusion in the knee region is a relatively common presenting complaint among athletes and nonathletes. Due to its broad differential diagnosis, a comprehensive evaluation beginning with history and physical examination are recommended. Read More


Posttraumatic saphenous neuroma after open tibial fracture.

Neuralgia and neuroma secondary to iatrogenic saphenous nerve injury have been described in the setting of orthopedic surgical interventions. However, postoperative neuropathic pain caused by saphenous neuroma in the setting of orthopedic trauma has not been reported. Read More


FPIN's Clinical Inquiries. Management of acute achilles tendon rupture.

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries. Management of acute achilles tendon rupture. Read More


Unicortical versus bicortical locked plate fixation in midshaft clavicle fractures.

Higher rates of poor outcomes in displaced midshaft clavicle fractures treated nonoperatively have recently been reported. Along with expanding indications for operative fixation and increasing application of locked plate constructs, it is unknown whether complications... Read More


Can hip arthroscopy be performed with conventional knee-length instrumentation?

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether hip arthroscopy can be performed using conventional knee-length arthroscopy instrumentation.Read More


Percutaneous femoral derotational osteotomy for excessive femoral torsion.

Femoral derotational osteotomy is an acceptable treatment for excessive femoral torsion. The described procedure is a minimally invasive single-incision technique based on an intramedullary saw that enables an inside-out osteotomy, preserving...Read More


Successful LCL reconstruction and PCL repair for LCL tear and PCL avulsion following total knee arthroplasty.

Total knee arthroplasty represents a well-established and successful procedure; however, ligament incompetence is known to negatively affect surgical outcomes. Here we present an unusual case of early total knee arthroplasty failure secondary... Read More


Bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft versus allograft in outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis of 5182 patients.

BACKGROUND: Bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) is a common autograft and allograft source used for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Although the failure rate is generally higher for allografts, donor site morbidity and anterior... Read More


Obesity and osteoarthritis: more than just wear and tear.

A link has been established between obesity and osteoarthritis (OA), but the precise relationship has yet to be defined. OA has a multifactorial etiology, and obesity is consistently identified as an independent and modifiable risk factor. Read More


Midshaft clavicle fractures: are surgical indications changing?

Midshaft clavicle fractures: are surgical indications changing? Read More


Vascular injuries after minor blunt upper extremity trauma: pitfalls in the recognition and diagnosis of potential "near miss" injuries.

BACKGROUND: Low energy trauma to the upper extremity is rarely associated with a significant vascular injury. Due to the low incidence, a high level of suspicion combined with appropriate diagnostic algorithms are mandatory for early recognition Read More


Lower extremity injuries in the skeletally immature athlete.

The heightened intensity of training and competition among young athletes places them at increased risk for both acute and chronic injuries. Prompt recognition and treatment of such injuries are critical to prevent long-term functional disability and deformity. Read More


Arthroscopic revision of Bankart repair.

The success of revision surgery for failed Bankart repair is not well known. This purpose of this study was to report the success rates achieved using arthroscopic techniques to revise failed Bankart repairs. Read More


The effect of interference screw diameter on soft tissue graft fixation.

Tibial fixation of soft-tissue grafts is a weak link in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Previous studies have examined varying interference screw lengths, screw types and tunnel sizes as means to improve graft fixation. Read More


A biodegradable button to augment suture attachment in rotator cuff repair.

Recent experimental studies suggest that the use of suture anchors for rotator cuff tear (RCT) repair transfers the "weak link" to the suture-tendon interface where failure occurs as the sutures cut through the tendon. Read More


Outcomes of meniscal repair: minimum of 2-year follow-up.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the success rate of meniscal repair achieved in our sports medicine practice, particularly with interest in characterizing the outcomes observed with the newer all-inside repair devices.Read More


Arthroscopic rotator interval closure: effect of sutures on glenohumeral motion and anterior-posterior translation.

BACKGROUND: The effect of arthroscopic rotator interval closure on glenohumeral motion and translation is not well understood, nor is the ideal location or number of sutures required for closure. Read More


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