More than a decade after the first prosthesis for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) was approved in the US, a study from Johns Hopkins University has found a persistently high rate of device-related complications associated with the procedure, possibly due to a steep learning curve for surgeons.
At ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course, Richard A. Berger, MD, from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, shared the tried-and-true techniques he relies on for surgical management of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients.
For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves of the upper extremity. Nerves are structures that allow information to travel from the brain to the periphery of your body, and nerves can also send messages back to the brain. Nerves in the upper extremity carry important information about sensations that you can feel, and movements that your brain wants your body to make.
Outcomes and the speed of recovery were similar between patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with bicep tenodesis and patients who underwent only rotator cuff repair, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Injuries to the distal biceps tendon are not uncommon. Most often occurring in middle-aged men, these injuries often occur when lifting heavy objects. Over 90 percent of distal biceps tendon tears occur in men.
At ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course, Richard W. McCalden, MD, FRCSC, from London Health Sciences Center, London, Ontario, Canada, shared the tried-and-true techniques he relies on for surgical management of total knee arthroplasty in patients with a varus knee deformity.
One of the benefits of the direct anterior approach over the traditional posterior approach to total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the lower risk of early dislocation, making standard hip precautions in the weeks after surgery unnecessary.
In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. We also discuss what causes shoulder tightness and how to prevent it.
Working your triceps might not always be top of mind, but toning the muscles that run along the backs of your upper arms is key to the smooth functioning of your elbows and to also give bare arms a sleeker look.