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33 rheumatoid patients, treated with hemispherical cup resurfacing hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder without medullary fixation (6 bilaterally), were reviewed after mean 4.4 (2-6) years. The median Constant score was 30 (15-79), mean proximal migration of the humerus 55 (SD 5.2) mm and mean glenoid erosion 2.6 (SD 1.7) mm. Proximal migration and glenoid(More)
  • R Norlin
  • 1989
A random prospective comparison was conducted of 20 patients who underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression or open acromioplasty as treatment for impingement syndrome. The Neer anterior acromioplasty served as comparison in the evaluation to arthroscopic technique. The comparison shows more rapid rehabilitation and better range of motion in the(More)
  • R Norlin
  • 1993
Intraarticular soft tissue damage after first-time, acute shoulder dislocation has been poorly described in the literature. The present study describes 24 cases of first-time anterior shoulder dislocation that all were evaluated under anesthesia and examined via arthroscopy. All shoulders sustaining anterior dislocation show Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions.(More)
BACKGROUND A successful clinical result is reported in 75% to 85% of impingement patients after arthroscopic subacromial decompression. The result is maintained over time, but few studies have investigated the integrity of the rotator cuff in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using ultrasonography, we examined the integrity of the rotator cuff in 70(More)
In a prospective study, 20 patients were randomly selected for either open acromioplasty according to Neer or for arthroscopic subacromial + decompression (ASD). All suffered from shoulder impingement for which conservative treatment had been unsuccessful. Functional results after two years were assessed. All patients were assessed radiographically to(More)
  • R Norlin
  • 1994
The most common type of shoulder instability is posttraumatic anterior instability. Treatment is surgical. Of the several procedures used, the standard one is Bankart repair. However, this procedure is technically demanding. To simplify it a suture anchor such as Mitek anchors may be used. A prospective randomized study was conducted to compare Mitek(More)
Sever's injury (apophysitis calcanei) is considered to be the dominant cause of heel pain among children between 8 and 15 years. Treating Sever's injury with insoles is often proposed as a part of a traditional mix of recommendations. Using a custom-molded rigid heel cup with a brim enclosing the heel pad resulted in effective pain relief without reducing(More)
This study was designed to investigate human surgical specimens from patients with impingement (n = 16), ruptured supraspinatus tendons (n = 7), frozen shoulder (n = 2) and controls (n = 9) with respect to histological changes and the presence of fibronectin and Matrix metalloprotease-1 (MMP-1). The biopsy of the middle part of the supraspinatus tendons was(More)
A consecutive series of 181 patients with clinical signs of subacromial impingement underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD). All patients had the same surgical procedure, and all pathological findings at the arthroscopy were recorded. Ten to 13 years (mean, 11.2) after the procedure, 162 patients (91%) were available for follow-up consisting(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few authors have considered the outcome after acute traumatic rotator cuff tears in previously asymptomatic patients. We investigated whether delay of surgery, age at repair, and the number of cuff tendons involved affect the structural and clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS 42 patients with pseudoparalysis after trauma and no(More)