In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in athletic training. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Arthroscopic subscapularis-only repair, greater tuberoplasty showed promise for rotator cuff tears

December 15, 2014
Among patients with massive rotator cuff tears with irreparable supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons, arthroscopic subscapularis-only repair and…
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Cortical suspensory fixation with interface screw showed low early rate of failure

December 15, 2014
When repairing a distal biceps rupture, the use of a cortical suspensory fixation device in conjunction with an interference screw was an effective…
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Jumbo acetabular cups may offer advantages in revision arthroplasty

December 13, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — The use of jumbo acetabular cups is a reliable technique in revision arthroplasty, according to a speaker at the Current…
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Radiographs may be useful to determine severity of UCL tear

December 11, 2014
Findings from a recently published study demonstrated that radiographs may play a role in differentiating full-thickness ulnar collateral ligament…
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Study shows better outcomes with trabecular shoulder prosthesis in proximal humeral fractures

December 11, 2014
Patients who received a trabecular shoulder prosthesis for treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures experienced better outcomes compared with…
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Haptic biofeedback improved lower-extremity partial weight-bearing compliance after surgery

December 10, 2014
Compared with conventional physical therapy methods, use of haptic biofeedback after lower-extremity orthopedic trauma and surgery was superior in…
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Similar clinical results found with closed reduction, small-incision, blind hand reduction

December 10, 2014
Compared with closed reduction, the small-incision, blind-hand reduction technique significantly reduced intraoperative radiation exposure and…
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Multiligamentous knee injuries can occur more frequently in obese patients

December 9, 2014
Obese patients were significantly more likely to experience a multiligamentous knee injury caused by low-energy mechanisms, according to study…
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Female patients treated for trigger finger had highest rate of success

December 9, 2014
Female patients who received a single corticosteroid injection for treatment of their first trigger finger had the highest rate of long-term…
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Resident involvement in THA did not increase complication rates

December 9, 2014
Resident involvement during primary total hip arthroplasty did not increase 30-day complication rates, according to study results. Researchers…
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