The purpose of this study was evaluate the incidence of thromboembolic events in patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery of the knee in surgery centers located at elevations near sea level and comparing those rates with the patients undergoing the same operations at surgery centers located in cities at high altitude.
Functionally limiting heterotopic ossification about the shoulder represents an uncommon clinical entity, which has been most commonly reported as a consequence of prolonged immobilization in intensive care unit patients. Severe cases may result in complete glenohumeral ankylosis, with resultant upper extremity motion through the scapulothoracic
The Cost-Effectiveness Of Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Versus Non-Operative Treatment For First-time, Traumatic, Anterior Shoulder Dislocations
Prior studies have demonstrated excellent results after acute arthroscopic stabilization of first-time, traumatic, anterior shoulder dislocations in young patients. However, this treatment has not been widely accepted as first line management of this injury.
Distal quadriceps tendon tears are uncommon injuries that typically occur in patients older than 40 years of age, and they have a guarded prognosis. Predisposing factors, prodromal findings, mechanisms of injury, treatment guidelines, and recovery expectations are not well described in high-level athletes.
Interest in double-row techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has increased over the last several years, presumably because of a combination of literature demonstrating superior biomechanical characteristics and recent improvements in instrumentation and technique. As a result of the increasing focus on value-based health-care delivery, orthopaedic surgeons must understand the cost implications of this practice.