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Study reveals shifting trends in the surgical treatment of SLAP lesions

August 20, 2014

A review of information from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery part II database indicates that the rate of SLAP repairs performed for both cases of isolated SLAP lesions and those undergoing concomitant rotator cuff repair has decreased, while the rates of biceps tenodesis and tenotomy for these cases have increased.

“Practice trends for orthopedic board candidates indicate that the proportion of SLAP repairs has decreased over time, with an increase in biceps tenodesis and tenotomy,” Brendan M. Patterson, MD, MPH, and his colleagues wrote in their study. “Increased patient age correlates with the likelihood of treatment with biceps tenodesis or tenotomy versus SLAP repair.” 

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The top ten items to read regarding FAI

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The most important stories to read from the Extreme Sports Medicine Congress

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Concussion symptom severity does not predict delayed symptom resolution

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Chronic brain injury less prevalent than reported in retired NFL players

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Standard unilateral radiographs insufficient to determine clavicle fracture shortening

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Knee of leading leg more likely to be injured during snowboarding

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BOULDER, Colo. —  Snowboarders are significantly more prone to injuries to the knee in their leading leg than their trailing leg…
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