Recently published data indicated performance and return to play among Major League Baseball players after revision Tommy John surgery decreased, specifically with regard to durability, compared with matched controls.
Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine.
Although a survey of patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for the treatment of chronic shoulder instability showed all patients who were active in sports preoperatively returned to sport postoperatively, 26% of patients reported no benefits in sporting activity after the surgery.
Researchers of this study note that although the open Latarjet procedure provided significant improvement in clinical scores for patients with anterior shoulder instability and glenoid bone loss, 90.5% of patients showed graft resorption on CT at 1-year postoperatively.
Specialization in youth sports has led to an increased number of overuse injuries in young athletes, often amounting to acute injuries or withdrawal from play, according to prominent sports medicine physicians who spoke with Orthopedics Today.
Posterior glenohumeral instability is rare, accounting for approximately 5% of cases of shoulder instability. Although bone loss is implicated in most cases of recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability, the impact of glenoid bone loss on posterior instability is poorly understood. Specifically, the quantity of posterior glenoid bone loss that would prohibit the success of a posterior soft tissue stabilization procedure alone for recurrent posterior instability is unknown.
CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, and the overall return to play rate for elite athletes with a herniated disc after this procedure was 84.5%.
In a pre- and post-season ultrasound evaluation of high school pitchers’ elbows, adaptive changes occurred to multiple structures about the elbow from stresses placed on the elbow during one season of pitching, based on results of a recently published study.
Motion Created in an Unstable Cervical Spine During the Removal of a Football Helmet: Comparison of Techniques
Helmet removal is necessary to maintain airway access in a suspected cervical spine injury. The aim of this investigation was to determine which of two football helmet removal techniques minimized angular and translational displacement in a suspected cervical injury.
Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby players, some patients complained of insufficiency in quality of their play when performing specific movements.
Researchers observed an increase in the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction among young athletes between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, according to study results.
Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners, according to findings of a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here.
The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners. Now researchers at teh University of Oslo have taken a closer look at the treatment methods.
Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis had significantly impaired shoulder function compared to healthy participants when evaluated 1.5 years following diagnosis, according to recently published research.
As the volume of shoulder arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States continues to increase, the predicted number of revision
shoulder arthroplasties grows even higher. Conversion of failed shoulder arthroplasty to reverse total shoulder arthroplasty has become common.
Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” are at greater risk of bone stress injuries and fractures.