Navigation Links
First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery
Date:3/10/2008

Arthroscopy kept function at 93% of pre-injury levels among young and active, study finds

MONDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery for first-time shoulder dislocation provides long-term benefits for young, athletic patients, according to a U.S. study.

"In young, active patients, there were statistics as high as 92 percent that they would dislocate their shoulder again when conservative approaches like rest and immobilization in a sling were used," Dr. Robert A. Arciero, of the Keller Army Hospital in West Point, N.Y., said in a prepared statement. "If we had an operation with a 90 percent failure rate, we would abandon the procedure. My thought was, why should we embrace a treatment with such a high failure rate?"

In 1993, he began doing arthroscopic surgery on young military cadets who'd suffered their first shoulder dislocation. During the 11.7 years of follow-up, the 39 study participants self-assessed the function of the affected shoulder and also underwent physical testing.

The study found that patients maintained excellent use of the affected shoulder and, on average, reported shoulder function was 93 percent of its pre-injury level of function. The participants' average number of push ups performed in two minutes was 72.8, compared to 77.7 prior to shoulder dislocation, and the mean score on the Army Physical Fitness Test was 282.2 out of a possible 300.

Five of the patients suffered a total of eight further shoulder dislocations (all during athletic activity), which works out to a long-term failure rate of 10 percent.

"Certainly our study proves that for this group of patients -- young, athletic cadets unable to modify their activity level -- arthroscopic surgery for first-time dislocations is successful both short and long-term," Major Dr. Brett Owens, of William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, said in a prepared statement.

"This treatment allowed our patients to return to sports, graduate from the military academy, and engage in active duty military obligations. It may not be the approach that should be taken for a person who lives a sedentary lifestyle, but this could be applicable to the young, 15- to 25-year-old athlete who is at high risk for recurrent instability and compromised function," Owens said.

The study was presented Saturday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day, in San Francisco.

More information

The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about dislocations.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, news release, March 8, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Controversial shoulder surgery for first-time dislocation proven effective long-term
2. New treatment effective for patients with shoulder pain
3. A New Study Links High Volume Pain Pumps with the Devastating and Painful Loss of Cartilage Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
4. How pitching changes little leaguers shoulders
5. Study Author Urges Peers to Stop Using Pain Pumps in the Shoulder Joint as Seasonal Surge in Use Approaches
6. Saline Wash May Ease Shoulder Tendonitis
7. Are People Asking Their Doctors?: Halo Rejuvenator a Holistic Remedy for Headache, Neck and Shoulder Pain
8. Smith & Nephew Endoscopys BIORAPTOR(TM) 2.3 PK Suture Anchor Provides Secure Repair for Shoulder, Hip Instability
9. Comeback to a Pre-Injury Level After Elbow or Shoulder Surgery Disappointing for Pro Baseball Players
10. Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players
11. PepPods Helped Katrina Victims and Now Available to Help California Wildfire Disaster Victims Rebuild Lives with Greater Ease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from ... avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this ... coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon ... beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 26, 2016 Story ... operating models within the health care industry is causing ... efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions ... issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue ... services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... the addition of the " Global Markets for ... This report focuses on ... updated review, including its applications in various applications. The ... which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: