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BACKGROUND There is limited information on the validity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detection of biceps disease. The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement properties of noncontrasted MRI in diagnosis of biceps disease using arthroscopic surgery as the "gold standard." MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospectively collected surgical data of(More)
BACKGROUND Complete rupture of the distal biceps tendon from its osseous attachment is most often treated with operative intervention. Knowledge of the overall tendon morphology as well as the orientation of the collagenous fibers throughout the musculotendinous junction are key to intraoperative decision making and surgical technique in both the acute and(More)
Venous thromboembolism after shoulder arthroplasty is considered a rare phenomenon, but can be a dangerous and life-threatening condition. We report three cases of venous thromboembolism sustained after shoulder arthroplasty. One of the patients had a non-fatal pulmonary embolism. The other two had deep vein thrombosis, one in the operated upper extremity,(More)
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OBJECTIVE To compare the short-term effectiveness of precut kinesiology tape (PCT) to a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) as adjuvant treatment to exercise physiotherapy in improving pain and function in patients with shoulder impingement. DESIGN Randomized, controlled assessor-blind parallel-design trial with 3 groups. SETTING(More)
Extensor tendon subluxation can result from a disruption to the extensor retinacular system and/or the sagittal band at the metacarpophalangeal joint. When conservative treatment is insufficient to correct the subluxation, surgical treatment is necessary and various surgical techniques exist. We present a novel stabilization technique to centralize the(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder arthroplasty (SA) is a common orthopaedic procedure that is being performed on a more and more frequent basis. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) as a complication has received little attention when it occurs after SA. The literature lacks a comprehensive summary of the incidence, risk factors, and prophylaxis of VTE in this population of(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of pectoralis major tears early in the acute phase is important for optimizing surgical repair and outcomes. However, physical examination of pectoralis major injuries can be misleading, often resulting in a potentially detrimental delay in surgical treatment. PURPOSE To establish and validate a quantifiable clinical diagnostic test(More)
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