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In fifty patients who had fifty tears of the rotator cuff that had been repaired, we correlated the preoperative findings by history, physical examination, and radiography with the operative findings, the difficulty of the repair, and the results after an average follow-up of 3.5 years. The results, which were rated on the basis of pain, function, range of(More)
The histopathologic changes leading to rotator cuff rupture are gradual and progressive. Incomplete tears can be observed in the articular or bursal surface. These partial lesions are infrequently demonstrated with arthrography or bursography. Although structural variations in cuff integrity can be demonstrated with ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging,(More)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) is a method of performing anterior acromioplasty utilizing basic arthroscopic techniques. The procedure is indicated in cases of chronic impingement syndrome that have failed to respond to prolonged conservative management. The purpose of this study is to present an analysis of the 1- to 3-year follow-up results(More)
Subacromial decompression was performed arthroscopically on 65 patients who were evaluated two to five years after the procedure. None had full thickness rotator cuff tears. Patients with partial thickness cuff tears were included in this study in order to allow comparison of arthroscopic acromioplasty with open acromioplasty for stage II impingement. On(More)
The shoulder impingement syndrome refers to a condition in which the supraspinatus tendon and subacromial bursa are chronically entrapped between the humeral head inferiorly and either the anterior acromion itself, spurs of the anterior acromion or acromioclavicular joint, or the coracoacromial ligament superiorly. As a result, the space for the bursa and(More)
Eighteen patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy for impingement syndrome were shown at operation to have coexisting glenohumeral degenerative joint disease (DJD) which was not apparent during preoperative clinical and radiographic evaluation. Because traditional ("open") techniques of anterior acromioplasty do not allow inspection of the glenohumeral(More)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression is an alternative to open anterior acromioplasty in patients who have advanced stage II and selected stage III impingement syndromes. This procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting and postoperative morbidity is minimal; however, the procedure is technically demanding. Because the deltoid is not detached,(More)
Pulmonary function tests were performed in 45 patients with scleroderma. Thirteen patients (29%) were found to have restrictive disease, 12 patients (27%) were found to have obstructive disease, and 19 patients (42%) had small airway disease (SAD). Smoking did not seem to be a factor underlying either obstructive or small airway disease in these patients. A(More)
This long-term, open-label multicenter study investigated the clinical efficacy and tolerability of a monophasic oral contraceptive containing 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol and 75 micrograms gestodene. A total of 670 women between the ages of 18 and 45 years received the trial preparation over a 3-year period, giving 19,095 evaluable cycles. Of the 670(More)
The complex anatomy and the requirement to image in the peripheral magnetic field have made the shoulder difficult to examine with MR. However, the use of high-resolution scanning techniques and specialized surface coils has improved the quality of MR images obtained. Seventy-five scans of the shoulders of normal volunteers were correlated with multiplanar(More)