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No link seen between recollection of initiating traumatic event, re-tear after cuff repair

February 2, 2016

Results from this retrospective case-control study found no significant differences in function and re-tear rates after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between patients who had traumatic and atraumatic injuries.

“Our study showed that patients with traumatic rotator cuff tears had a fractionally more restricted preoperative and postoperative range of motion compared with those without shoulder trauma,” the researchers wrote. “Larger intraoperative tears sizes, rather than a history of shoulder trauma, predicted higher postoperative re-tears. We found that patients with a history of shoulder trauma had a 1.5-fold increased risk of re-tear if the duration of preoperative symptoms was longer than 24 months.”

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Return to play less likely for MLB pitchers after revision Tommy John surgery

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Meeting News Coverage

Presenter notes open tennis elbow release simple compared with arthroscopy

January 15, 2016
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Speaker: Small bony Bankart lesions are consequential

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Increases in Tommy John surgeries likely after elbow injury in young athletes

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Survey reveals majority of adults do not recognize common concussion symptoms

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September 23, 2015
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BLOG: Know the injury patterns, risk factors for young baseball players

September 16, 2015
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Safety, efficacy seen for autologous chondrocyte cartilage implant

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
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Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
LYON, France — Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after…
Perspective

Reoperation rate of meniscal tears left during ACL reconstruction identified

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
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In the Journals

Early results indicate safety and efficacy of lateral collagen meniscus implant

September 4, 2015
Investigators found significant improvements in all clinical scores from preoperative values to 2-year follow-up in patients who received a lateral…
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Single- and double-bundle ACL reconstruction increased anterior tibial translation

September 2, 2015
After single-bundle or double-bundle ACL reconstruction, anteroposterior laxity gradually increased under quadriceps muscle activation in…
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Knee joint biomechanics could be altered at time of return to play after ACL reconstruction

September 2, 2015
Researchers who conducted this study found greater knee movement asymmetries in the sagittal plane in patients with low quadriceps strength compared…
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