Frances Cuomo

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The radiographs of fifty fractures of the proximal part of the humerus were used to assess the interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility of the Neer classification system. A trauma series consisting of scapular anteroposterior, scapular lateral, and axillary radiographs was available for each fracture. The radiographs were reviewed by an(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography in the diagnosis of superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) lesions of the shoulder. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1995 to June 1998, MR arthrography of the shoulder was performed in 159 patients with a history of chronic shoulder pain or instability. Fifty-two patients(More)
Twenty-six hemiarthroplasties were performed for acute three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures between March 1986 and December 1991. Postoperative pain, active range of motion, and function were evaluated in 22 patients at a mean follow-up period of 30 months (range 12 to 66 months) with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons evaluation form.(More)
One hundred and four patients who had a minimally displaced fracture of the proximal part of the humerus (a so-called one-part fracture) were managed with a standardized therapy regimen and followed for more than one year. The clinical outcome was assessed on the basis of pain, function, and the range of motion of the shoulder. The duration of follow-up(More)
The effect of glenohumeral arthritis and subsequent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) on shoulder proprioception has not been evaluated previously. A prospective analysis of 20 consecutive patients with unilateral advanced glenohumeral arthritis who underwent TSA was undertaken. Shoulder proprioception testing for passive position sense and detection of(More)
We performed an anatomic study of 140 cadaver shoulders to correlate the influence of the coracoacromial arch anatomy on full-thickness rotator cuff tears (RCTs). The presence, location, and size of RCTs were initially documented. After dissection was complete 14 dimensional parameters, including humeral head size, glenoid size, and location of bony(More)
Twenty-six patients with Grade III acromioclavicular joint separations were evaluated to determine the outcomes of nonoperative and operative management. Evaluation consisted of a detailed functional questionnaire, physical examination, and comprehensive isokinetic strength assessment. The patients were divided into two groups: operative (n = 16) and(More)
Magnetic resonance arthrography is superior to other imaging techniques in evaluation of the glenohumeral joint. Normal variants that can be diagnostic pitfalls include the anterosuperior sublabral foramen, the Buford complex, and hyaline cartilage under the labrum. Anteroinferior dislocation is the most frequent cause of anterior glenohumeral instability(More)
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is associated with shoulder stiffness and a propensity toward postoperative wound complications and infection. We compared our results of open repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in 30 diabetic patients with those of a matched, nondiabetic population. No differences were observed in preoperative range of motion,(More)
A prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical study was performed to determine the short-term efficacy of subacromial injection of corticosteroids for the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. Forty patients were randomized to receive either six milliliters of 1 per cent lidocaine without epinephrine (the control group) or two(More)