Archive for July 2017

Irreparable rotator cuff tears

Rotator cuff tears are a common occurrence from natural degeneration or trauma.The frequency of full-thickness rotator cuff tears ranges from 5-40%, with an increasing incidence of cuff pathology in advanced age. Cadaveric studies by Bigliani et al found that 39% of individuals older than 60 years had […]

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Timing and choice of graft material for ACL reconstruction and return to play parameters

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the primary restraint in prevention of hyperextension injuries common in sports and is the most commonly injured knee ligament. In the United States there are between 100,000 and 200,000 ACLruptures per year, with an annual incidence in the general population of […]

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ConforMIS knee replacement: Is it right for you?

In general 75-92% of patients are satisfied with their total knee replacement (TKR). That is sobering with up to 25% dissatisfied. Why is that? Many theories abound but in general, patient expectations as to outcome, ie, pain relief and function may not be met. One study by […]

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PRP and stem cell therapy : Is it “snake oil”?

Much has been written about the use of PRP and stem calls in healing acute injuries as well as in arthritis management. There are many providers who offer the services. But did you know that there is no data to fully support their usage AND insurance does […]

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