The rotator cuff muscles stabilize the shoulder and control the arm, but they are prone to inflammation, tears, and repetitive stress injuries.2 Strengthening these muscles can help prevent shoulder injuries. Your healthcare provider may also suggest exercises to help you heal after an injury or surgery.
Shoulder pain, weakness and range of motion loss can keep you from the activities you need and love to do, whether it's lifting boxes on the job, putting away dishes in the kitchen or hitting that powerful tennis serve.
Dermal allograft augmentation is commonly indicated for patients with large rotator cuff tears (3 cm to 5 cm), previous unsuccessful rotator cuff repairs or patients with chronic tears with compromised tissue quality and no advanced glenohumeral osteoarthritis (Hamada grades 1 and 2). Prior to the surgical intervention, a crucial step involves the preoperative assessment to ascertain the feasibility of repairing the tear. This assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s MRI scans, focusing on factors such as tear size, tissue quality and the degree of retraction exhibited by the tear.
Subacromial decompression with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair yielded a 21% risk reduction for revision compared with repair alone.
Wheelchair users are nearly three times more likely to experience hospital readmission following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), according to UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, highlight the importance of comprehensive preoperative counseling and risk assessment for patients who use wheelchairs.