Brandon T Brown

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Distal biceps tendon ruptures continue to be an important injury seen and treated by upper extremity surgeons. Since the mid-1980s, the emphasis has been placed on techniques that limit complications or improve initial tendon-to-bone fixation strength. Recently, basic science research has expanded the knowledge base regarding the biceps tendon structure,(More)
Every year approximately 18 million Americans report shoulder pain, a large percentage of which are a result of rotator cuff disease. Rotator cuff tear progression can be difficult to predict. Factors associated with tear enlargement include increasing symptoms, advanced age, involvement of 2 or more tendons, and rotator cable lesion. Nonsurgical treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Supination weakness commonly occurs after a distal biceps repair. The goal of this study was to identify factors that could influence postoperative supination strength through a full arc of forearm rotation. METHODS Fifteen patients were prospectively studied and underwent a biceps repair using a posterior approach; this cohort was compared(More)
BACKGROUND Lesser tuberosity osteotomy has been shown to decrease postoperative subscapularis dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of osteotomy thickness and suture configuration on repair integrity. MATERIALS AND METHODS One side of 12 matched-pair cadaveric shoulders was randomly assigned to either a thick osteotomy (100%(More)
The reverse shoulder arthroplasty is considered to be one of the most significant technological advancements in shoulder reconstructive surgery over the past 30 years. It is able to successfully decrease pain and improve function for patients with rotator cuff-deficient shoulders. The glenoid is transformed into a sphere that articulates with a humeral(More)
Understanding of the distal biceps anatomy, mechanics, and biology during the last 75 years has greatly improved the physician's ability to advise and to treat patients with ruptured distal tendons. The goal of this paper is to review the past and current advances on complete distal biceps ruptures as well as controversies and future directions that were(More)
HYPOTHESIS This study quantified pain (visual analog pain scale [VAPS]), disability (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH]) and isometric supination torque at 3 forearm positions in a prospective cohort of biceps-deficient arms to assess the potential for functional return with nonoperative treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three men (50(More)
BACKGROUND The radial tuberosity contributes to the biceps supination moment arm and the elbow flexion moment. The purpose of our study was to compare the impact of a cortical bone trough versus an anatomic repair on measurements of the forearm supination moment arm and elbow flexion force efficiency. Our hypothesis was that a trough repair would decrease(More)
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