Frank A. Cordasco

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BACKGROUND Arthroscopic treatment has evolved to become the primary surgical option in the management of anterior shoulder instability as studies show comparable outcomes between open and arthroscopic techniques. OBJECTIVE To evaluate prospectively the results of our institutional database for arthroscopic Bankart repairs at a minimum 2-year follow-up for(More)
Thirty-one patients had a repeat repair after a failure of a previously performed repair of the rotator cuff, and the causes of the original failure and the results of the repeat repair were analyzed. The clinical situation was complex, with multiple factors contributing to the failures. A large or massive tear of the cuff in thirty patients (97 per cent)(More)
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, there has been no prospective study on the results of arthroscopic repair of superior labrum-biceps anchor complex (SLAP) tears with use of modern techniques. The purpose of the present study was to prospectively evaluate the minimum two-year results for patients with type-II SLAP tears that were treated with arthroscopic suture(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing all-arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair. In addition, ultrasound was used to assess the integrity of the repair. METHODS A total of 38 patients who had undergone all-arthroscopic repair and 33 patients who had undergone mini-open repair with minimum 2-year follow-up were(More)
The risk of radiographic knee degeneration after partial or total meniscectomy is well documented, but no prior study has employed cartilage-sensitive MRI technology to assess degenerative changes after meniscectomy. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy results in early articular cartilage wear and subchondral bony degeneration, even in the absence of clinical(More)
Arthroscopically assisted acromioclavicular joint reconstruction avoids the large incisions necessary with open reconstructions. This acromioclavicular joint reconstruction technique via the subacromial space does not violate the rotator interval or require screw removal. The patient is placed in a modified beach-chair position. The arthroscope is placed(More)
With the participation of women in athletics growing rapidly over the last two decades, a disturbing gender-specific pre-disposition has emerged regarding anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee. Female athletes have a two- to eightfold higher incidence of ACL injury than their male counterparts. It is estimated that 38,000 women sustain ACL(More)
There are many measurement tools for assessing patients' shoulder symptoms (pain) and function (what patients can do), but they do not measure activity (how often a patient engages in activity). This is relevant because activity level can have an important impact on a patient's outcome. Our goal was to develop a short, easy to administer measure of shoulder(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether the tear size of a supraspinatus tendon correlated with synovial inflammation and tendon degeneration in patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff repair. We hypothesized that increased synovial inflammation would correlate with greater tear size of the supraspinatus tendon(More)
We reviewed 52 consecutive patients who had undergone arthroscopic labral debridement. The average age was 29 and there were 35 men and 17 women. At operation, 27 patients had superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesions, 20 patients had anteroinferior labral lesions, and 5 patients had posterior labral lesions. Despite the fact that,(More)