Navigation Links
Newer SLAP tear surgery gives military personnel hope for return to active duty
Date:3/22/2013

CHICAGO, IL Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, IL shows that biceps tenodesis surgery is safe and effective for individuals who suffer a SLAP (superior labral anterior posterior) tear of the shoulder. Patients examined had previously undergone unsuccessful arthroscopic repair for their injuries.

"Our research focused on a sample of 42 active-duty men and women who were unable to return to duty after primary arthroscopic SLAP repair," said Frank McCormick, MD, and CDR Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MC, USN, lead authors of the study, from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. "After performing the more traditional biceps tenodesis surgery, (81%) of patients returned to pre-injury level of activity and were able to return to active duty."

None of the patients in the study reported a failure after their secondary, revision surgery and all reported significant improvement in their shoulder range of motion, from a mean of 142 degrees of abduction to 165 degrees at final follow-up. The patients had initially demonstrated an inability to lift, perform push-ups and do overhead activities after their failed primary surgeries.

"While our research focused on military personnel, we believe acknowledging their return to full activity serves as a suitable comparison to a traditional, active population," noted Provencher. "This provides important information about handling a failed SLAP repair and provides an example of new treatment courses for others in the future."

Biceps tenodesis treatment involves relocating the biceps tendon to alleviate pain and dysfunction as well as prevent tears from forming in the shoulder tissue.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-655-8647
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Newer Antidepressants May Be Safe for Parkinsons Patients
2. Newer Second-Line Diabetes Drug May Outperform Older Meds
3. Law Firm Aggressively Litigating against Birth Control Makers for their Newer, but Allegedly Unsafer Products: Nuvaring, Yaz, BeYaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi
4. Newer technology to control blood sugar works better than conventional methods
5. Newer hip reconstruction technique provides good outcomes for athletes
6. Newer Bone Drug Better for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients: Study
7. Older Antipsychotics May Work as Well as Newer Ones: Review
8. Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients
9. Newer Drug-Releasing Stent Cuts Chances of Cardiac Events: Study
10. Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Dont Raise Cancer Risk: Study
11. African American women with breast cancer less likely to have newer, recommended surgical procedure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... The event is being held on April 7, 2016 ... Minn. Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research for the care and ... Parkinson’s disease and is the architect of this informative event to raise awareness and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Looking for a last-minute ... at the tips of your toes. Foot massage, whether administered by a professional masseuse ... and relaxation. The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP) has ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the ... the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and ... Event at the La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach on March 15, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... though, with modern technology, such water may be safer than regular municipal or well ... water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, could go a long way toward increasing ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one ... time for this weekend’s Big Game. Take the stress out of your party preparation ... your guests happy at every stage of the game. , “The key to hosting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ... heart disease and critical care monitoring, announced today that ... agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to repurchase ... part of the Company,s previously authorized program to repurchase ... --> --> ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Wegener Polyangiitis - Pipeline Review, H2 ... Polyangiitis - Pipeline Review, H2 2015, provides an ... This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ... and molecule type, along with latest updates, and ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016  Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ), ... to healthcare systems, today announced results for its fiscal ... --> --> GAAP results: Revenue ... up $5.1 million or 4.1% from the third quarter ... the fourth quarter of 2014. Revenue for the year ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: