When you think osteoarthritis, you may think of knees and hips. But an estimated 17 percent of the population may tell you to think higher — to your shoulder. Shoulder osteoarthritis can be a painful and debilitating disorder. Treatments range from conservative to surgery.
The shoulder joint is comprised of the socket, which looks like a golf tee, and the upper part of the arm, the humeral head, which looks like a golf ball. Injury to shoulder ligaments and labrum can often render the shoulder joint unstable.
Results presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting showed rotator cuff repair had no clinically significant negative impact on driving fitness.
Factors Associated With Shoulder Activity Level at Time of Surgery and at 2-Year Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Shoulder Stabilization Surgery
Patients undergoing shoulder stabilization surgery have been shown to have elevated activity levels. Factors associated with shoulder activity in this patient population at baseline and after surgery are unknown.
Peripheral nerve injuries associated with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) are rarely reported and are often dismissed as neuropraxias, particularly in the setting of perioperative nerve blocks. The purpose of this study was to evaluate nerve injuries following rTSA to determine if there is a pattern of injury and to evaluate outcomes of patients who sustain an intraoperative nerve injury.