Stephen Fealy

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Labral tears and acromioclavicular joint abnormalities were differentiated on physical examination using a new diagnostic test. The standing patient forward flexed the arm to 90 degrees with the elbow in full extension and then adducted the arm 10 degrees to 15 degrees medial to the sagittal plane of the body and internally rotated it so that the thumb(More)
BACKGROUND Most rotator cuff surgery is performed on chronic tears. As there is no animal model in which to examine the physiology of muscle and tendon injury and repair in this setting, we developed a chronic rotator cuff injury model in sheep. METHODS The infraspinatus tendon was released in thirty-six female sheep. Biopsy specimens were obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of chronic, refractory biceps tendinitis remains controversial. The authors sought to evaluate clinical and functional outcomes of arthroscopic release of the long head of the biceps tendon. HYPOTHESIS In specific cases of refractory biceps tendinitis, site-specific release of the long head of the biceps tendon may yield relief of(More)
Acute pancreatitis has been documented as a postoperative complication in both the general surgery and orthopaedic literature. The etiology of pancreatitis in the postoperative orthopaedic population is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and possible predisposing factors for acute pancreatitis after scoliosis surgery in(More)
The purpose of this study was to review the outcome of patients with osteonecrosis of the humeral head, based on etiology and treatment with either hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). Sixty-four shoulders, with an average age of 57 years, were evaluated at a mean of 4.8 years. Outcomes included L'Insalata and American Shoulder and Elbow(More)
The natural history of the blood supply to the rotator cuff and its role in the etiology of rotator cuff disease has not been definitively established. To date, there has not been an in-vivo dynamic assessment of the baseline vascularity of the asymptomatic rotator cuff. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that regional variations in(More)
BACKGROUND The number of total shoulder arthroplasties has increased exponentially over the last ten years, creating a more prominent role for revision shoulder arthroplasty in the future. The main reasons for failure of shoulder arthroplasty can be classified as soft-tissue deficiencies, osseous deficiencies, component wear, or infection. We hypothesized(More)
This clinical study was performed to document the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after prosthetic shoulder replacement surgery. We prospectively followed 100 consecutive shoulder arthroplasty procedures (total shoulder replacement in 73 and hemiarthroplasty in 27) in 44 male and 56 female patients for 12 weeks (mean age, 67 years; range, 17-88(More)