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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)
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)
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)
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)
  • 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)
Fifty patients were reviewed after arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Twenty-five had calcific deposits in the rotator cuff visible on x-ray evaluation. Each patient with calcification was matched with a patient without calcification who had a similar state of the rotator cuff, date of surgery, age, and sex. The calcific deposits were left untouched in(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)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of repeated steroid injections into the subacromial space. Thirty rats were injected either 3 or 5 times with triamcinolone in a dosage equivalent to that given to human beings or 3 or 5 times with saline into the subacromial space. One rat received no injection. The supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons(More)
The gait of 50 spastic children 3-16 years old was recorded and analyzed. All children showed abnormal values of both basal parameters and phases of the stride. In gait velocity and stride length, their values were lower than normal, but they increased with age, with stride length increasing in parallel with normal values. Stride frequency showed a decrease(More)
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)