Navigation Links
Long-term outlook good for rotator cuff repairs

LAS VEGAS, NV - Patients who underwent a rotator cuff repair surgery experienced pain relief and improved shoulder function, even after a tear recurrence, according to a new study presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vegas. Rotator cuff tears can be caused by a traumatic event to the shoulder, such as a fall, or over a period of time due to wear and tear, which is more common in athletic individuals. The study evaluated a group of 15 patients approximately eight years after they received rotator cuff repair.

"We initially tested the patients at three years after their surgery and found that those with a recurrence of a tear were doing well," explains lead author, Christopher Dodson, MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where 839 rotator cuff repairs were preformed last year. "The study analyzed whether having the original surgery produced any long-term benefits for the patient."

At an average of eight years after surgery, 15 patients completed four assessment surveys. Of those 15, 11 were reexamined with ultrasound testing. The test results indicated that those who with recurrent rotator cuff defects were still better off in terms of pain, function, and strength than they were before the rotator cuff was originally repaired. The study also found that the recurrent tears grew in size, but remained painless and did not affect function. None of the patients had needed further treatment or surgery, and none experienced any persistent shoulder pain.

"Our obvious concern for patients who have a recurrent rotator cuff defect after surgical repair is that symptoms may recur over time. Our study concluded that the patient will experience long-term benefit from surgery and remain asymptomatic, even if a recurrent defect is present. This is encouraging for both the surgeon and the patient undergoing rotator cuff repair."


Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
2. Long-Term Fatigue Plagues Cancer Survivors
3. Dont Ignore Tough or Long-Term Stomach Pain
4. Shaking may cause brain damage and serious long-term effects to infants
5. Sexual function affected by stem cell transplant according to long-term study
6. Smoking can harm the long-term effects of some oral surgery procedures
7. Childhood Obesity Epidemic a Long-Term Challenge
8. Conseco to Host Follow-Up Long-Term Care Conference Call
9. New Report Finds Information Technology Essential But Not Sufficient in Long-Term Care
10. No Link Between Amateur Boxing, Long-Term Brain Damage
11. No strong evidence linking amateur boxing with long-term brain injury
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, the leading ... with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue ... Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic ... World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. ... some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for Research ... June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR experts ... planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will be ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... Markets has announced the addition of the " ... offering. This ... and provides an updated review, including its applications in ... the total market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy ... of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies ... with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a ... "value" of new medicines. The recommendations address ... not appear on the drug label, a prohibition that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: