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PURPOSE Our goal was to analyze the results of 194 consecutive arthroscopic Bankart repairs (performed by 2 surgeons with an identical suture anchor technique) in order to identify specific factors related to recurrence of instability. TYPE OF STUDY Case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed 194 consecutive arthroscopic Bankart repairs by suture(More)
We use the acronym SICK to refer to the findings one sees in this syndrome (Scapular malposition, Inferior medial border prominence, Coracoid pain and malposition, and dysKinesis of scapular movement). This recently recognized overuse muscular fatigue syndrome is yet another cause of shoulder pain in the throwing athlete who presents with dead arm(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan assessments of subscapularis tendon tears by comparing the preoperative MRI interpretations of radiologists with the actual results determined by arthroscopic evaluations of the same shoulders. METHODS This retrospective review comprised all(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine if three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) scans of the glenoid can be used to accurately quantify, by means of a glenoid index, bone loss in patients with anterior glenohumeral instability, and to compare the results with arthroscopic measurements to determine if the 3-D CT scan can preoperatively(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome of patients with combined subcoracoid and subacromial impingement with associated rotator cuff tears. TYPE OF STUDY Case series. METHODS Eight patients with a mean age of 63.6 (+/- 8.9) years were reviewed. All patients had combined subscapularis, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus(More)
PURPOSE To determine and propose a systematic approach to evaluating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for subscapularis tears and compares preoperative MRI interpretations with findings of the same shoulders at arthroscopy. METHODS The study was composed of 202 patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy by 1 of 5 orthopaedic surgeons during a(More)
Fractures of the proximal tibial epiphysis are rare. A series of twenty-eight fractures classified according to the Salter-Harris method showed that nine were Type II and eight, Type IV. Lawn-mower injuries, a previously unreported mode of injury for this fracture, caused five of the eight Type-IV fractures and were associated with the worst prognosis by(More)
PROLOGUE: Several years ago, when we began to question microinstability as the universal cause of the disabled throwing shoulder, we knew that we were questioning a sacrosanct tenet of American sports medicine. However, we were comfortable in our skepticism because we were relying on arthroscopic insights, clinical observations, and biomechanical data,(More)
Biodegradable polymers, especially those belonging to the family of polylactic acid (PLA) and polyglycolic acid (PGA), play an increasingly important role in orthopaedics. These polymers degrade by hydrolysis and enzymatic activity and have a range of mechanical and physical properties that can be engineered appropriately to suit a particular application.(More)
Twenty fresh frozen cadaver shoulders were dissected in order to study the rotator cable-crescent complex. The rotator crescent is a term that we have used to describe the thin, crescent-shaped sheet of rotator cuff comprising the distal portions of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus insertions. The crescent was found to be bounded on its proximal margin(More)