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No significant differences found between simple, vertical mattress shoulder repair

March 2, 2015

Although no significant differences were found in contact pressure between suture labral repair and vertical mattress labral repair of the shoulder, researchers found an increase in mean contact pressure and peak pressure between intact shoulders and the two repair groups, according to study results.

The researchers randomly assigned 20 fresh-frozen human cadaveric shoulders to either simple suture labral repair or vertical mattress labral repair, applying loads through the humeral head to the glenoid surface in the intact shoulder and after repair. The researchers recorded peak contact pressure, mean contact pressure and contact area for 0°, 45° and 90° should abduction, and then the repair was loaded to failure.

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Biomechanical Properties of Labral Repair: Simple Versus Vertical Suture Pattern

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
The goal of this study was to evaluate contact area and surface pressure as a result of different suture patterns in…
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The Hip-Spine Connection: Understanding Its Importance in the Treatment of Hip Pathology. January 2015

The Hip-Spine Connection: Understanding Its Importance in the Treatment of Hip Pathology. January 2015

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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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