Navigation Links
Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study
Date:7/10/2009

Study shows athletes and weekend warriors can keep playing after shoulder joint replacement

Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 10, 2009 -- Replacing a joint in any part of the body often leads to a long recovery process and the possibility of not being able to return to a sport or activity. However, a new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, (July 9-12) presents findings that even an older individual who receives a total shoulder joint replacement can return to full participation within approximately six months of surgery.

"In our study, approximately 94 percent of the patients who have a total shoulder arthroplasty or joint replacement, were able to return to sports and 85 percent were able to return to the type-specific sport they were involved in before the surgery," said lead author, Gregory N. Drake, DO, shoulder and elbow fellow, Fondren Orthopaedic Group, Texas Orthopaedics Hospital.

The study analyzed a database of all unconstrained total shoulder arthroplasties performed between July 1, 2004 and September 30, 2007 by a single surgeon. A questionnaire was sent to 304 patients
with 165 responding. Eighty-seven of the respondents regularly participated in sports prior to surgery. The average age of the patients was 68.5 with an age range from 47-93. Patients were followed for a minimum of one year.

Researchers noted that activity modification until the six month point in the rehabilitation protected the shoulder against any consequence of sport, such as a deceleration injury when a golf club hits the
ground or a fall during a tennis match. Contact sports after joint replacement surgeries are generally discouraged for the rest of an individual's life, no matter their age.

"Eighty-eight percent of the individuals in our study returned to their activity levels for periods greater than 30 minutes per session with the same type of intensity. It also appears that the most likely reason for returning to the same level of participation is dependent on the motivation of the individual. Athletics can be a great motivator for surgery and an even greater one for patients to stick to a rehabilitation schedule," said Drake.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international
orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the
identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

For more information, please contact AOSSM Director of Communications, Lisa Weisenberger (lisa(at)aossm(dot)org), or call the Society office at 847-292-4900. Additional information and press releases can be viewed in the AOSSM newsroom.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AOSSM/Shoulder_Surgery/prweb2575694.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study presented at AOSSM Annual Meeting
2. Study Suggests Preseason Shoulder Strength May Determine Injury Severity for Baseball Pitchers
3. Western Orthopaedics in Denver Blends Innovative Techniques to Provide a Spectrum of Shoulder Care
4. Healing a shoulder separation
5. Healing a Shoulder Separation
6. Innovative Shoulder Surgery Offers Exciting New Option for South Florida Residents with Severe Shoulder Problems
7. Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care
8. Smith & Nephew Endoscopys OSTEORAPTOR(TM) Anchor Provides Bioabsorbable Solution for Labral Tears in the Hip and Shoulder
9. Force Tester Shoulders The Burden
10. Quick Orthopedic Repair Can Save Young Shoulders
11. Immediate Orthopaedic Care Can Help Heal a Young Athletes Shoulder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study 
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... enhancements, upgrading their training and leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage ... sales agents, Performance Partners is designed to teach how to maximize their sales ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation ... and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He ... them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality ... report suggests, based on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements at 221 institutions ... U.S. It argues that this higher bar should be set by states, by the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... PAINWeekEnd ... at 10 North Broadway Avenue, will be an educational and exciting program providing ... in the management of chronic pain. , Oklahoma is in a healthcare crisis. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... firm serving the families and businesses of the Norwalk and Vermillion areas, ... Ohio Recovery Center (N.O.R.A.) is a nonprofit, community-based substance abuse prevention and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Executive ... through extensive primary research (inputs from industry experts, ... to present the analysis of global heart valve ... and Repair); Replacement Procedure By Technique (Mechanical, Bioprosthetic, ... (Surgical Devices, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... March 23, 2017 As a result ... with the prevalence of allergic diseases, cutting edge ... currently revolutionising the ways in which pharmaceutical and ... 2017 promises to be both a high quality ... allergy interest groups, immunologists, research scholars and doctors. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 ... and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Primary Hyperoxaluria - ... the Primary Hyperoxaluria (Genito Urinary System And Sex ... rare condition characterized by recurrent kidney and bladder ... substance called oxalate. Symptoms include blood in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: