Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Shoulder 156 articles


A Patient-derived Constant-Murley Score is Comparable to a Clinician-derived Score

Ofer Levy MD, Omar Haddo BSc, Samir Massoud MCChB, Hannan Mullett MB, BCh, Ehud Atoun MD

Although there are many advantages to patient-based assessment for musculoskeletal conditions, one common problem is that many of these assessments are perceived to be subjective. To overcome this limitation for patient-based shoulder evaluation, we developed a modified Constant-Murley score that allows patients to complete subjective and objective sections of the score.

Advantages of Arthroscopic Transosseous Suture Repair of the Rotator Cuff without the Use of Anchors

Shigehito Kuroda MD, Noriyuki Ishige MD, Motohiko Mikasa MD

Although arthroscopic anchor suturing is commonly used for rotator cuff repair and achieves good results, certain shortcomings remain, including difficulty with reoperation in cases of retear, anchor dislodgement, knot impingement, and financial cost. In 2005, we developed an anchorless technique for arthroscopic transosseous suture rotator cuff repair.

Is Premorbid Glenoid Anatomy Altered in Patients with Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis?

Eric T. Ricchetti MD, Michael D. Hendel MD, PhD, David N. Collins MD, Joseph P. Iannotti MD, PhD

Restoration of native, premorbid glenoid anatomy may be a goal in component placement during total shoulder arthroplasty. However, if patients with unilateral glenohumeral osteoarthritis are predisposed to the development of arthritis owing to abnormal native glenoid anatomy, this recommendation may be inappropriate.

Weber Osteotomy for Large Hill-Sachs Defects: Clinical and CT Assessments

Alexandra L. Brooks-Hill BPHE, MD, DipSportMed, Bruce B. Forster MD, Case Wyngaarden BSc, MD, Robert Hawkins MD, William D. Regan MD

The Weber derotation osteotomy is an uncommon procedure that typically is reserved for patients with engaging Hill-Sachs defects who have had other surgical treatments for shoulder instability fail. It is unknown whether the desired humeral derotation actually is achieved with the Weber osteotomy.

Cerebral Desaturation During Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Prospective Observational Study

Dane Salazar MD, Benjamin W. Sears MD, John Andre BS, Pietro Tonino MD, Guido Marra MD

Patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the beach chair position may be at increased risk for serious neurocognitive complications as a result of cerebral ischemia.

Foreign Body Reaction to Acellular Dermal Matrix Allograft in Biologic Glenoid Resurfacing

Surena Namdari MD, MSc, Christopher Melnic MD, G. Russell Huffman MD, MPH

Biologic glenoid resurfacing is a treatment option for young patients with glenohumeral arthritis. An optimal synthetic graft for glenoid resurfacing should allow repopulation with host cells, be durable enough to tolerate suture fixation and forces across the joint, and present no host inflammatory response. We report two cases of giant cell reaction to GraftJacketafter biologic glenoid resurfacing.

Surgical Technique: Results of Stabilization of Sternoclavicular Joint Luxations Using a Polydioxanone Envelope Plasty

Jean W. M. Gardeniers MD, PhD, Jan Burgemeester MD, Jaap Luttjeboer MD, Wim H. C. Rijnen MD, PhD

Surgical treatment options for sternoclavicular joint luxations described in the literature are numerous, although all have limitations. Therefore, there is no favorable surgical treatment for sternoclavicular luxations when nonoperative treatment has failed.

Case Report: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in an Elite Archer in Full-draw Position

Jin Young Park MD, PhD, Kyung Soo Oh MD, Hyun Yul Yoo MD, Jun Gyu Lee MD

One possible pathomechanism of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is shoulder abduction and extension inducing backward motion of the clavicle which causes compression on the brachial plexus. This position occurs during the full-draw stage of archery, by drawing and holding the bowstring.

Risk of Thromboembolism in Shoulder Arthroplasty: Effect of Implant Type and Traumatic Indication

Ronald A. Navarro MD, Maria C. S. Inacio MS, Mary F. Burke MPH, John G. Costouros MD, Edward H. Yian MD

Prior research about symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after shoulder arthroplasty has not determined whether procedure type (hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, or reverse shoulder arthroplasty) or surgical indication (traumatic or elective) represent risk factors for VTE after shoulder replacement.

Surgical Technique: Simple Technique for Removing a Locking Recon Plate With Damaged Screw Heads

Nirmal Raj Gopinathan (MS)Ortho, Mandeep Singh Dhillon (MS)Ortho, Rajesh Kumar (MS)Ortho

The introduction of locking plates in the treatment of periarticular fractures was a major breakthrough in orthopaedic evolution. Removal of these implants is extremely difficult as a result of cold welding and stripping of screw heads.