Joshua W. Giles

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BACKGROUND The coracoacromial ligament (CAL) is an important restraint to superior shoulder translation. The effect of CAL release on superior stability following the Latarjet is unknown; therefore, our purpose was to compare the effect of two Latarjet techniques and allograft reconstruction on superior instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight cadaveric(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the effects of glenosphere diameter on shoulder joint loads. The purpose of this biomechanical study was to investigate the effects of glenosphere diameter on joint load, load angle, and total deltoid force required for active abduction and range of motion in internal/external rotation and abduction. METHODS A custom,(More)
The kinematics and stability of the shoulder during in-vitro simulation are affected by the muscles chosen for simulation and their loads. Existing simulators have commonly actuated the rotator cuff and deltoids; however, the contribution of secondary muscles, such as those which form the conjoined tendon, are not well understood. The conjoined tendon(More)
BACKGROUND A number of radial head implants are in clinical use for the management of radial head fractures and their sequelae. However, the optimal shape of a radial head implant to ensure proper tracking relative to the capitellum has not been established. This in vitro biomechanical study compared radiocapitellar joint kinematics for 3 radial head(More)
BACKGROUND Glenoid component survival is critical to good long-term outcomes in total shoulder arthroplasty. Optimizing the fixation environment is paramount. The purpose of this study was to compare two glenoid cementing techniques for fixation in total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS Sixteen cadaveric specimens were randomized to receive peg-only(More)
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