Navigation Links
Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management - CAM Procedure - Successfully Delays Shoulder Replacement for Young, Active Patients with Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Vail, Colorado (PRWEB) September 20, 2013

Newly published research, shows that the innovative CAM procedure is a viable surgical option to delay shoulder replacement for young, active adults suffering from shoulder osteoarthritis (OA). Dr. Millett, Director of Shoulder Surgery at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado developed a joint-preserving arthroscopic treatment approach - called the Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management (CAM) procedure - to reduce pain, improve function, and delay the need for shoulder replacement for young, active patients.

The CAM procedure is a newly developed, innovative treatment for shoulder osteoarthritis. OA of the shoulder is a common cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction for many patients. Symptoms of OA include: pain, loss of motion, and functional impairments. To diagnose this condition an x-ray will show joint space narrowing and the formation of bone spurs, which is a confirmation of shoulder osteoarthritis. Total shoulder replacement is an effective treatment option for shoulder OA, but it is not ideal in young and otherwise active individuals.

The CAM procedure is performed using minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery. Pain is alleviated by removing loose and torn cartilage and by decompressing nerves that are impinged by bone spurs. The CAM procedure also restores motion by excising scar tissue and re-shaping the ball of the shoulder so that movement is more fluid and full.

The exact incidence of shoulder OA is still unknown – recent research has shown it to be associated with older age and prior trauma to the shoulder. There are multiple non-operative treatment options for OA, but in more severe cases surgical treatment is recommended. In the cases of young, active adults, the CAM procedure is an option that can preserve the shoulder and delay the need for total shoulder replacement.

To analyze the effectiveness of the CAM procedure, Dr. Millett conducted a study at The Steadman Clinic with 29 active patients (30 shoulders) who were diagnosed with advanced shoulder osteoarthritis and were otherwise candidates for shoulder replacement. As an alternative to total shoulder replacement, Dr. Millett treated each patient with the CAM procedure.

Patients were followed for a minimum of 2 years. The outcome measures of this study included pain level, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score, Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation score, QuickDASH (short version of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire) score, and patient satisfaction. The study found that the CAM procedure reduced pain, improved function, and provided reasonable short-term durability for the cohort of young, active patients. The study concluded that the CAM procedure is a viable surgical option in young, active patients with advanced shoulder osteoarthritis.

To learn more about the CAM procedure, click here.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SafeGuard Background Screening Announces Comprehensive Background Check Program for Health & Medical Providers
2. Women’s Comprehensive Clinic for Internal Medicine Now Open
3. Big Pharma Dealmaking Activity Highlighted by CurrentPartnering in Comprehensive Report Published at
4. Comprehensive Review of Joey Atlas’ Symulast Cellulite Reduction Method Released by Cellulite Procedures
5. Abington Memorial Hospital Awarded Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
6. Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center Launches Campaign on Venous Insufficiency
7. The Florida House Experience Approved for Expansion of Their Comprehensive Addiction Detox Program in Deerfield Beach, FL
8. Conversant Bio Releases Comprehensive Diabetes Research Reference E-Book
9. Allied Pediatrics of New York Offers Comprehensive Breastfeeding Medicine Services Online
10. Alliance Group Releases Comprehensive Training Resources on Their New Website to Help Insurance Agents Grow Their Business in the ObamaCare Market
11. The Mount Sinai Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification as Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... During ... information for caregivers and held two webinars on topics of ‘Medical and Palliative ... of charge at . , With a loved one's diagnosis of ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... plastic surgery and dermatology, is proud to announce that its ThermiRFR temperature controlled ... , ThermiRF is an innovative multi-application radiofrequency platform which uses temperature as a ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... vehicle experience this summer, ushering in a new era of publicly accessible automated ... electric shuttle, will continue to offer guests an up-close look at the shuttle ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... ... On Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at the Mill Race Park in Downtown ... walk known as “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. Patients and staff members from A ... Battle Creek, joined in for this campaign that sought to raise donations that will ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... Research Foundation kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to raise funds for its ... usually raises approximately 10% of the organization’s annual funding. , The Mesothelioma Applied ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015  PTS Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer ... analyzers, A1CNow ® systems, and PTS Detect™ ... of patents that will propel the company into the ... Europe . The technology is a ... those on smartphones and tablets, and uses test strip ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals (CPIX), ... present live at on December 3, 2015. ... TIME: 3:15p.m. ET LINK: ... LINK: --> ... event where investors are invited to ask the company questions ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... LAKE CITY , Nov. 30, 2015 Booth ... (NYSE: VAR ) will exhibit a broader array of ... of the Radiological Society of North America ... Varian exhibit at the meeting will feature X-ray components "At ... CT tube, a line of products from Varian,s Claymount brand, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: