Navigation Links
New standards for treating traumatic shoulder injuries to improve patient care
Date:4/27/2012

Traumatic shoulder injuries that result in a patient visit to the ER often contain a secondary injury that can cause pain and discomfort in that part of the body after the primary injury has healed. By focusing on the primary injury, radiologists sometimes miss the secondary injury, which can compromise treatment effectiveness. Trainees in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Radiology Residency Program developed new protocols aimed at drawing ER radiologists' attention to the potential presence of secondary should injuries. Better identification of these injuries could lead to improved patient outcomes. These protocols, which have been awarded the 2012 Gold Medal by the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) , will be presented on April 28, 2012 at the 2012 ARRS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

"The severity of shoulder injuries are often underestimated," said Dr. Scott Sheehan, radiology resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and lead author for the study. "Subtle injuries can have significant consequences if not recognized and treated promptly."

Dr. Sheehan and his team used images from multiple imaging modalities to illustrate the force mechanisms that cause the five most common types of traumatic shoulder injuries (dislocation, proximal humerus fracture, shoulder separation, clavicle fracture, and scapula fracture). For each type of injury, the team developed guidelines for the optimal use of imaging in diagnosing the injury. For example, they recommended that the goal of imaging acute shoulder dislocations is to "address immediate complications and identify risk factors which could lead to the development of chronic shoulder instability." (Sheehan, et al.) During their presentation at the 2012 ARRS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC Sheehan and his team will present simple and practical protocols for understanding the mechanisms of primary shoulder injuries and the most commonly used injury classification systems.

"When radiologists understand the common mechanisms of primary shoulder injuries, they can more appropriately direct their attention to the most clinically significant associated secondary bony or soft tissue injuries," said Dr. Sheehan. "Early detection of these injuries can ideally lead to improved timeliness of appropriate treatment and ultimately improved functional outcomes."

Sheehan and his co-authors began studying the effects of traumatic shoulder injuries after one of his radiology mentors suffered a shoulder dislocation with a subtle yet significant associated injury.


'/>"/>
Contact: Bryan Murphy
bmurphy9@partners.org
617-732-7088
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Job injuries among youth prompt calls for better safety standards
2. USF Healths center for training and evaluating health professionals sets standards for quality care
3. Fox Chase Cancer Center leads efforts to establish national standards for survivorship care
4. Critical quality considerations for probiotics offered in new draft FCC standards
5. JSCM publishes revised International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury
6. Nearly half of physician practices do not meet national standards for medical homes
7. FDA-USP workshop to preview updated OTC standards
8. Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids
9. SGO sets new standards to monitor recurrence of gynecologic cancer more effectively
10. Medical ethicists working in hospitals need to have standards
11. Human Factors/Ergonomics research leads to improved bunk bed safety standards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency, serving families of ... charity campaign. As part of their ongoing community involvement program, funds are now ... children deserve a voice, and in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... A man who has struggled to quit smoking, ... Laser Therapy , was determined to find solutions to his problems – and he did. ... Digest is ready to introduce his breakthrough inventions to the world and better people's ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... are too much to handle, you are not alone. According to the Center for ... include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... Head and surrounding areas with a vital new community enrichment program, has teamed up ... to local women and children suffering from intimate abuse. To support all those victimized ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Local ... the greater Venice, FL area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two year ... just four days after Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is facing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... Cardiovascular Surgery Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, ... report, "Cardiovascular Surgery Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline ... Devices currently in pipeline stage. ... comprehensive information on the pipeline products with comparative ... development. The report reviews major players involved in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016  Labvantage Lx, a newcomer to the ... sexual enhancement product, EnduramenT. Setting a new standard ... a patented biomedical breakthrough molecule that promotes the ... responsible for many biological functions including erectile function. ... Forgoing the use of prescription medications, scientists working ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... TOKYO and FAIRFIELD, N.J. ... (Otsuka) and Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Medimetriks) today announced that ... exclusive development and commercialization rights for OPA-15406 in the ... agreement also provides manufacturing rights.  OPA-15406 is a topical, ... for atopic dermatitis. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: