Patients undergoing PMT repair should expect significant functional improvements and a low complication rate. Yet, only 50% are able to return to preoperative intensity of sport, and they will also have significant reductions in their ability to weight lift.
When a patient presents with signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear, should a surgical procedure be done right away? The answer depends on certain factors, according to Jay D. Keener, MD, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Ulnar or humeral component stem fractures after total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) are serious complications. We hypothesized that TEA stem component fractures are fatigue fractures that result from periarticular osteolysis caused by bushing wear, which leads to a region of unsupported stem adjacent to a region where the stem is well-fixed.
The aim of this study was to analyze sports participation after radial head arthroplasty among recreational athletes.
Source: ICJRRevision of a failed primary shoulder arthroplasty to a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) is an increasingly common choice, but according to a study from The Rothman Institute, surgeons should counsel patients that functional outcomes will be more modest than with a primary rTSA and that they will be at a higher risk for complications.