In terms of glenoid defects, does size matter?
Apparently so. A new study looking at the postoperative recurrence rate after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair found that it was lower in male competitive rugby and American football players with a large glenoid defect, in fact 3x lower, than in those with a small glenoid defect.
Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans has excellent long-term outcomes
According to a presenter, elbow arthroscopy for patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum has excellent long-term outcomes and return to play rates.
A Head-to-Head Evaluation of Subacromial Balloon Spacer vs. Partial Repair for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Although various treatment options are available, successfully managing patients with massive rotator cuff tears remains a challenge. One option that has generated considerable interest among orthopaedic surgeons is implantation of a biodegradable subacromial balloon spacer that has the potential to recenter the humeral head within the glenoid.
Pop goes the shoulder– now what?
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.
Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint
A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”