We will see many patients after a shoulder surgery with less than hoped for results. One reason the surgery was not thought to be a success was the patient’s over-expectation of what the surgery could do and how fast they could return-to-play their favorite activity.
Here is a new report from doctors at the Mayo Clinic. It was published in the Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery December 18, 2017 edition. Here are the highlights: (more…)
A January 2018 study from the Hospital of Special Surgery and the Mayo Clinic discussed the diagnostic and treatment challenges presented by injuries to the biceps and superior labral complex.
Research in the clinical journal of sports medicine suggests that surgical interventions for subacromial impingement syndrome do not reveal one surgical technique to be better than another, nor do they show that surgery is superior in any way to conservative interventions.1
Further data in the medical journal Arthroscopy shows, when young athletes have arthroscopic stabilization surgery, it must be emphasized to the patients and their families that the recurrence rate following arthroscopic procedures is higher in young people than in the adult population.2
Traumatic shoulder dislocation is a frequent injury in the sports population. An acute shoulder dislocation often means a one time traumatic episode, whereas chronic shoulder instability indicates frequent dislocations.
Following an initial shoulder dislocation, doctors will debate whether or not to perform a surgery to prevent recurrence. If the patient in under 30 years of age, shoulder surgery is typically recommended because younger athletes are much more prone to repeated dislocations than older athletes.