Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Shoulder 154 articles


What Factors are Predictive of Patient-reported Outcomes? A Prospective Study of 337 Shoulder Arthroplasties

Frederick A. Matsen MD, Stacy M. Russ BA, Phuong T. Vu BA, Jason E. Hsu MD, Robert M. Lucas MD, Bryan A. Comstock MS

Although shoulder arthroplasties generally are effective in improving patients’ comfort and function, the results are variable for reasons that are not well understood.

Is Hepatitis C Infection Associated With a Higher Risk of Complications After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty?

Jourdan M. Cancienne MD, Ian J. Dempsey MD, MBA, Russell E. Holzgrefe MD, Stephen F. Brockmeier MD, Brian C. Werner MD

Despite recent advances in the treatment of hepatitis C, it is estimated that nearly 4 million Americans have a chronic form of the disease. Although research in lower-extremity arthroplasty suggests patients with hepatitis C are at risk for increased complications, including postoperative bleeding, acute postoperative infection, and general medical complications, no similar studies have investigated this question in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA).

What Change in American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score Represents a Clinically Important Change After Shoulder Arthroplasty?

Brian C. Werner MD, Brenda Chang MS, MPH, Joseph T. Nguyen MPH, David M. Dines MD, Lawrence V. Gulotta MD

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) questionnaire was developed to provide a standardized method for evaluating shoulder function. Previous studies have determined the clinical responsiveness of this outcome measure for heterogenous populations or patients with nonoperatively treated rotator cuff disease. Currently, to our knowledge, no studies exist that establish the clinically relevant change in the ASES score after shoulder arthroplasty.

Shoulder Activity Level is Associated With Type of Employment and Income in the Normative Population Without Shoulder Disorders

Robert H. Brophy MD, Kenneth M. Lin BS, S. Andrew Skillington BS, C. Tate Hepper MD, Matthew V. Smith MD

Socioeconomic variables influence various healthcare issues in different ways. The effect of socioeconomic variables on the shoulder has not been well studied. Because activity level, defined by how much a patient actually does, is an important patient outcome measure and prognostic factor for the shoulder, studying its association with occupation and income will advance our understanding of how these variables relate to shoulder disorders, treatments, and outcomes.

Clinician and Patient-reported Outcomes Are Associated With Psychological Factors in Patients With Chronic Shoulder Pain

Adrian Wolfensberger MSc, Philippe Vuistiner MSc, Michel Konzelmann MD, Chantal Plomb-Holmes MD, Bertrand Léger PhD, François Luthi MD

Validated clinician outcome scores are considered less associated with psychosocial factors than patient-reported outcome measurements (PROMs). This belief may lead to misconceptions if both instruments are related to similar factors.

CORR® ORS Richard A. Brand Award: Clinical Trials of a New Treatment Method for Adhesive Capsulitis

Marie A. Badalamente, Edward D. Wang

Conservative and even surgical management of adhesive capsulitis often is prolonged and painful. Management of adhesive capsulitis is lacking evidence-based controlled clinical trials.

Greater Tuberosity Fractures: Does Fracture Assessment and Treatment Recommendation Vary Based on Imaging Modality?

Stein J. Janssen MD, Hugo H. Hermanussen BSc, Thierry G. Guitton MD, PhD, Michel P. J. Bekerom MD, Derek F. P. Deurzen MD, David Ring MD, PhD

For greater tuberosity fractures, 5-mm displacement is a commonly used threshold for recommending surgery; however, it is unclear if displacement can be assessed with this degree of precision and reliability using plain radiographs. It also is unclear if CT images provide additional information that might change decision making.

Is Arthroscopic Technique Superior to Open Reduction Internal Fixation in the Treatment of Isolated Displaced Greater Tuberosity Fractures?

Weixiong Liao PhD, Hao Zhang PhD, Zhongli Li PhD, Ji Li MD

Arthroscopic double-row suture-anchor fixation and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) are used to treat displaced greater tuberosity fractures, but there are few data that can help guide the surgeon in choosing between these approaches.