Sports Medicine

Latest journal articles about sports medicine and arthroscopy from Sports Medicine, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, The Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Acta Orthopaedica, Orthopedic Clinics of North, America, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, Orthopedics

Related Articles Use of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography to Compare Clinical Features and Structural Integrity After Arthroscopic Repair of Bursal Versus Articular Side Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul 23; Authors: Kim SJ, Kim SH, Lim SH, Chun YM Abstract BACKGROUND:There has been no study using magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) to compare clinical features and structural integrity after arthroscopic repair of bursal and articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs). HYPOTHESIS:The 2 groups studied, which consisted of patients who underwent arthroscopic repair for either the articular side or the bursal side, would show significant improvement in overall outcomes after surgery, even though clinical outcomes and structural integrity would not be significantly different. It was thought that the incidence of preoperative positive impingement signs and protruded spurs on the acromion undersurface would be higher in patients with a bursal side tear. STUDY DESIGN:Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS:The current study consisted of 83 patients who underwent arthroscopic repair for either articular side (group A; n = 29) or bursal side (group B; n = 54) PTRCT and who were available at the 2-year follow-up. Clinical outcomes were compared by use of the Neer impingement sign, visual analog scale for pain, Simple Shoulder Test, University of California Los Angeles score, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score. At 6 months after surgery, MRA was used to assess structural integrity. RESULTS:At 2-year follow-up, both groups showed significant improvement in pain and shoulder function scores, even though there was no

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