August 26, 2014
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Eight important stories to read regarding rotator cuff tears

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Orthopedics Today has highlighted eight important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding rotator cuff tear fixation.

No single test accurately diagnoses rotator cuff disease

Study data have shown no one test can accurately diagnose rotator cuff tears or tendinosis. Read more.

Similar clinical outcomes found with, without acromioplasty after rotator cuff repair

After rotator cuff repair, study results showed no difference in clinical outcomes with or without acromioplasty at 2 years postoperatively. Read more.

PRP no more effective than exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy

Platelet-rich plasma injection did not improve pain and shoulder function in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy any more than placebo, according to study results. Read more.

Study reveals shifting trends in the surgical treatment of SLAP lesions

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. Read more.


Shoulder activity not associated with severity of atraumatic rotator cuff tear

Among patients with atraumatic rotator cuff tears, shoulder activity was not associated with severity of the tear, but was affected by patients’ age, sex and occupation, according to study results. Read more.

No improvement in rotator cuff tendon healing seen after injection of autologous conditioned plasma

AMSTERDAM — Although a few studies in the literature show promising results with injection of autologous conditioned plasma or platelet rich plasma during surgery to repair rotator cuff tears, a study by French investigators showed no difference in tendon healing between tendons injected with the plasma-based substance and those not injected. Read more.

Postoperative patient adherence did not correlate with improved results of rotator cuff repair

Researchers of this study discovered no link between patient-reported postoperative adherence after rotator cuff repair and improved patient outcomes. Read more.

Severity of atraumatic rotator cuff tears not associated with pain level

Pain level was not associated with the severity of atraumatic rotator cuff tears, according to study results published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read more.