Navigation Links
Shoulder surgery may make sense for young patients

Arthroscopic bankart repair surgery is a cost-effective approach for patients suffering their first shoulder dislocation, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

"We based our conclusions on a Markov model, which takes into account how surgery affects the patient's recovery in relation to the actual costs of medical treatment," commented Ryan P. Donegan, MD, MS, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. "For surgery to be cost-effective in this model, expenses must be under $24,457, the probability of re-dislocation must be under 7 percent, and the quality of life rating must not fall below 0.86. Our research showed surgical costs of $11,267, probability of re-dislocation at only 4 percent and quality of life rating of 0.93 numbers suggesting surgery is a good investment for these patients."

Researchers drew data from literature reporting on first-time shoulder-repair arthroscopies in patients 15-35 years old, as well as a 50-patient survey approved by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Institutional Review Board.

"Shoulder dislocations are one of the most common orthopaedic issues today, and our research shows that after weighing all the options surgery can be both helpful to the recovery process and cost-effective," noted Donegan.

Researchers note that non-operative treatment based on rest and physical therapy should still be considered an effective treatment option for patients.


Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1., New Research Shows Increase in Shoulder Injuries Due to Airline Baggage Regulations
2. Shoulder injuries in baseball pitchers could be prevented with 3-D motion detection system
3. Shoulder Workout Routine for Mass Video Including Best Shoulder Exercises Released by Muscle Building Expert
4. Non-surgical treatment of common shoulder injury may increase chances of return-to-play
5. Mid-America Hand to Shoulder Clinic Offers Tips for a Safe Fourth of July
6. KORT Physical Therapist Says Shoulder Pain Shouldn’t Be Ignored
7. New standards for treating traumatic shoulder injuries to improve patient care
8. Laser Gum Surgery is Now Available for Gum Disease Treatment in Roswell, GA Through Dr. Judd Shenk
9. Da Vinci Robot Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Growing Debate Surrounding Robotic Surgery
10. Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery Equipment Market – 2019 Forecast in New Research Report at
11. Westchester County Surgery Team Performs Region's First Robot-Assisted Splenectomy at Northern Westchester Hospital
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... a new product dealer. Joining more than 30 HealthPostures’ dealers located throughout the ... space and increase the number of corporate, industrial, manufacturing and government workers and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Bayco Products, Inc today announced the introduction of three Nightstick® brand LED ... of three different colors; red ( NSP-1632 ), yellow ( NSP-1634 ) and blue ( ... in constant-on mode, or 27 hours in blinking strobe mode using a fresh set of ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Women's Excellence is once again accredited by the American Institute of ... review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... 29, 2015 , ... NewsWatch featured X-wing as part of its monthly Tech ... a technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with ... It’s the future because flying cars are about to become a reality. Where’s the ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... 29, 2015 , ... Doctors who missed a case of mesothelioma in a ... mesothelioma and push for a diagnosis, especially in people exposed to asbestos. Surviving Mesothelioma ... read it now. , Researchers at Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital in Japan ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... India , November 26, 2015 ... --> adds ... Report" and "Investigation Report on China ... and 2021 forecasts data and information ... . ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... European Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: ...  report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  The American Academy ... Gynecologists (ACOG), and the March of Dimes cheered ... Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), ... of newborns born exposed to drugs, such as ... bill,s introduction, all three organizations have worked together ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: