Rotator Cuff Deficiency of the Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Deficiency of the Shoulder

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Rotator Cuff Deficiency of the Shoulder is the essential guide to recognizing rotator cuff defects and selecting the operative and nonoperative treatments that will achieve the best functional outcomes for patients. Leading experts in the field present the current knowledge of biomechanics, etiology, prevalence, natural history, and the classification of rotator cuff tears, indications, contraindications, and treatment options for them. Highlights: Clinical insights from an international team of authorities on rotator cuff deficiency Complete coverage of disease manifestations within the spectrum of the rotator cuff deficiency Descriptions of the examination, imaging, and surgical techniques, with valuable explanations of the scientific rationale behind the various approaches and therapeutic guidelines Discussions of the newest innovations including tissue scaffolding, arthroscopic approaches, conventional shoulder arthroplasty, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty Recommendations for managing special situations and circumstances, such as revision surgery and patients with bone loss, and guidance for handling complications when they occur More than 300 radiographs and illustrations that demonstrate key concepts This book is a single-volume reference containing the fundamental principles and techniques for all specialists involved in shoulder therapy and reconstruction, including orthopaedists, sports medicine and trauma specialists, and residents in those specialties.Patients with massive RC tears generally present with complaints of pain and weakness. ... In patients with isolated supraspinatus tears who underwent arthroscopic repair, age was clearly one of the most important variables for tendon healinganbsp;...

Title:Rotator Cuff Deficiency of the Shoulder
Author:Mark A. Frankle
Publisher:Thieme - 2011-01-01


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