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  • Managing Pain in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients

    Regional anesthesia – specifically, interscalene blocks – have been advocated as an alternative to intravenous opioids to manage pain in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty. They’ve generally done a good job of providing analgesia. [1-3] The problem, as described by Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD, during a presentation at ICJR’s 7th Annual Shoulder Course, is that interscalene blocks are associated with some pretty serious side effects, including respiratory side effects similar to those associated with opioid use.

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  • Promising 8-year results seen with reverse shoulder arthroplasty prosthesis

    Recently published results showed a survival rate of 97.4% at 8 years with a specific reverse shoulder arthroplasty prosthesis.

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  • Time from MRI to surgery impacts rotator cuff tear size progression

    BOSTON — According to a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, time had a significant impact on rotator cuff tear size progression from preoperative MRI-measured dimensions to dimensions taken at the time of repair.

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