To compare the biomechanical properties of single-row repair with triple-loaded (TL) anchor repair versus a knotless rip stop (KRS) repair in a rotator cuff repair model.
The Benefits of Knee Preservation … And Why Knee Replacement Should Be a Last Resort
Have you put off seeking relief for knee pain for fear of having knee replacement surgery? The Orthopedic Clinic Association’s Dr. Gerald Yacobucci, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist, wants to educate patients about the many benefits of minimally invasive knee preservation and why knee replacement surgery should be viewed as a last resort.
When it comes to preserving knees, Dr. Yacobucci says, “My mission is to provide all available options to patients with damaged knees in order to relieve their pain and restore maximum function. Even more importantly, I aim to delay or even eliminate the need for total knee replacement. My sports medicine background has taught me to approach these complex knees from a preserve and protect standpoint. If possible, I only want to repair what is damaged and never replace what is still viable.”
Regarding knee replacement surgery, Dr. Yacobucci says, “I always use biology (growing or grafting with living tissue) when available and only move on to prosthetic (non-biologic) implantation when all else fails. If biology is not an option, I use a minimalist approach to prosthetic implantation. This involves using mini-implants that resurface the damaged areas only, leaving the remainder of the knee intact. Partial knee replacement is explored in many cases when the patient is younger and has a large portion of the knee that is undamaged.”
Learn more about the benefits of knee preservation below and contact TOCA today for a knee pain consult with Dr. Gerald Yacobucci: 602-277-6211.
Title: Validy of Indirect Ultrasound Findings in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures
Ken Mautner, MD, Walter I. Sussman, DO, Katie Nanos, MD, Joseph Blazuk, MD, Carmen Brigham, ATC, Emily Sarros, ATC
Objectives: Ultrasound (US) is increasingly being used as an extension of the physical examination on the sidelines, in training rooms, and in clinics. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in sport is common, but the literature on US findings after acute ACL rupture is limited. Three indirect US findings of ACL rupture have been described, and this study assessed the validity of these indirect signs.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine / J Ultrasound Med 2018; 9999:1-8 / 0278-4297
Title: Triple-Loaded Suture Anchors Versus a Knotless Rip Stop Construct in a Single-Row Rotator Cuff Repair Model
Matthew Noyes, MD, Christopher Adams MD, Evan S. Lederman MD, Patrick Denard MD
Full article link below.
The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research: 2018 Feb 15. pii: S0749-8063(18)30029-X. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.12.024. [Epub ahead of print]
Title: Stress shielding of the humerus in press-fit anatomic shoulder arthroplasty: review and recommendations for evaluation
Patrick Denard MD, Patric Raiss MD, Reuben Gobezie MD, T. Bradley Edwards MD, Evan S. Lederman MD
Uncemented press-fit humeral stems were developed with the goal of decreasing operative time, preserving bone stock, and easing revision. In recent years, short stems and stemless humeral implants have also become available. These press-fit humeral implants have varying designs that can lead to changes in stress distribution in the proximal humerus. Such stress shielding manifests as bony adaptations and may affect long-term functional outcome and the ability to perform revision. However, current studies of humeral fixation during total shoulder arthroplasty are complicated because a variety of classification systems have been used to report findings.
Full article link below.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery E-pub February 6, 2018
Title: Healing and functional outcome of a subscapularis peel repair with a stem-based repair after total shoulder arthroplasty
Reuben Gobezie MD, Patrick Denard MD, Yousef Shishani MD, Anthony Romeo MD, Evan S. Lederman MD
The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcome and healing of a subscapularis peel with a stem-based repair after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). The hypothesis was that the repair would lead to subscapularis healing in the majority of cases.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2017.02.013
Title: Preventing infection in shoulder arthroplasty: Navigating the minefields
Periprosthetic infection after shoulder arthroplasty represents a devastating complication that often requires extensive revision surgery with substantial economic and patient burden, and ultimately leads to reduced patient function.
*This is based on a lecture by Dr Lederman at the 2017 Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Title: The Glenoid Labral Articular Teardrop Lesion: A Chondrolabral Injury With Distinct Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings
Evan S. Lederman MD, Stephen Flores MD, Christopher Stevens MD, Damien Richardson MD, Pamela Lund MD
*Identification of this lesion of MRI can help in diagnosis and treatment of labral tears.
Patients were prospectively identified at the time of MRI by a characteristic teardrop appearance of a pedicled displaced chondrolabral flap in the axillary recess on coronal imaging and retrospectively reviewed.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2017.08.236