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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)
  • H Ellman
  • 1990
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)
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)
  • H Ellman
  • 1987
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)
BACKGROUND New low-dose formulations of combination oral contraceptives (COCs) are safe and effective, but they may be associated with an increased risk of breakthrough bleeding. Extending the duration of active hormonal treatment may reduce the frequency of intracyclic bleeding/spotting while maintaining efficacy and tolerability. METHODS This 6-month,(More)
  • H Ellman
  • 1989
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)
This study analyzes the midterm follow-up results of 40 full-thickness rotator cuff tears treated by arthroscopic subacromial decompression and debridement. Patients were selected for this prospective study based on a variety of factors, including physiologic age, handedness, activity level in occupation or avocation, and preoperative estimate of(More)
The intrinsic beating frequency of human ciliated respiratory epithelium at 3 different levels of the respiratory tree was examined. Ciliated epithelium was collected from the trachea, mainstem, and basal segment of 30 patients during fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and ciliary beat frequency was measured in vitro using a photoelectric technique. Specimens from(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)
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)