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Opioid use before RSA has potential link to lower shoulder function

Recent study data indicated the use of opioids prior to undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty was linked to significantly lower preoperative shoulder function values and worse outcomes than those seen in patients who did not use opioids. Researchers studied 68 patients from a prospective shoulder arthroplasty registry who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) to treat rotator […]

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Prompt, appropriate medical care for dislocated shoulder injuries

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder — when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket (glenoid) — can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review appearing in the December […]

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The difficulties of treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers

Results of treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes are not as predictable as doctors, patients and coaches would like to think, according to a report in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Nickolas Garbis, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries at Loyola University […]

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Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult

Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation […]

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  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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