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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
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Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
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Volume 17, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
Volume 17, Issue 3 - Sep 2014
Volume 17, Issue 2 - Jun 2014
Volume 17, Issue 1 - Mar 2014
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Does Single Blind Anterior Glenohumeral Steroid Injection Performed by Short Experienced Clinicians Could Provide Clinical Efficacy in Patients with Frozen Shoulder?
Hong, Jin Ho ; Ryu, Ho Young ; Park, Yong Bok ; Jeon, Sang Jun ; Park, Won Ha ; Yoo, Jae Chul ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 102~106
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.102
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of single blinded anterior intra-articular corticosteroid injection to the glenohumeral joint performed by short experienced clinicians in frozen state adhesive capsulitis patients. Methods: From March to June of 2013, among the patients who visited the shoulder outpatient clinic due to shoulder pain for 5-6 months and those patient diagnosed as frozen state adhesive capsulitis was selected. The diagnosis were based on base, first the global limitation of range of motion, defined as forward elevation <100, external rotation at side <10, internal rotation less than buttock, and abduction <70. Second, the patients had additional radiologic evaluations showing no major pathologies for such stiffness. Clinical outcome, were performed with pain visual analog scale (PVAS) and functional visual analog scale (FVAS), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Shoulder score (ASES), preinjection and postinjection after 2-4 weeks. Finally 82-patients were enrolled. Mean age of the patients was 55.1 years and mean follow-up duration was 25.17 days. Results: The mean preinjection PVAS was 6.91 and postinjection was 3.11, there was 3.8 decreases from preinjection status (p < 0.001). The mean FVAS score showed 4.26 at preinjection and 6.63 afterwards (p < 0.001). The ASES score showed 27.89 increases after injection (p < 0.001). There were 64-patients (78.04%) who reported more than 3 points of decrease of PVAS, who could be judged as effective treatment. Conclusions: Single anterior glenohumeral steroid injection by short experienced clinicians to the patients with frozen state adhesive capsulitis has shown relatively high efficacy in clinical result evaluated by means of PVAS.
Diagnostic Consistency between Sonoelastography and Conventional Sonography of Long Head of the Biceps
Yoon, Sunghyun ; Seo, Joong-Bae ; Yoo, Jae-Sung ; Ryu, Jee-Won ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 107~113
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.107
Background: Sonoelastography (SE) is a new technique that can assess differences in tissue stiffness, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of SE to assess the long head of biceps tendon alteration. Methods: Forty shoulders of 36 consecutively registered patients with clinical symptoms and conventional ultrasonography findings of biceps tendinitis or tendinosis, and 40 asymptomatic shoulders of 20 healthy volunteers were assessed with SE. Transverse and longitudinal images of long head of biceps tendon were obtained using SE. SE images were performed by one orthopedic surgeon and evaluated by two orthopedic surgeons using an experimentally proven color grading system. Results: The transverse images of SE showed a sensitivity of 87.5%, a specificity of 95.0% and a accuracy of 91.3%, the longitudinal images of SE showed a sensitivity of 92.5%, a specificity of 90.0% and a accuracy of 91.3%. Inter-observer reliability of SE was in `almost perfect agreement` with a weighted kappa coefficient of 0.83. Conclusions: SE is valuable in the detection of the intratendinous and peritendinous alterations of biceps tendon, and has excellent accuracy and excellent correlation with conventional ultrasound findings.
Treatment of Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries Using AO Hook Locking Plate
Kim, Kyung Cheon ; Jeon, Yoo Sun ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 114~119
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.114
Background: To evaluate clinical and radiological outcome using AO hook locking plate in acute acromioclavicular joint injuries. Methods: This study was based on patients with Rockwood type 3 or 5 acromioclavicular joint injuries who received surgery with AO hook locking plate from June 2008 until June 2009. Among the 22 patients, 19 of them were male and 3 were female, the mean age was
years (20-72 years) and follow-up period was
months (12-23 months). Preoperatively, postoperatively, and at the final follow-up after the plate removal, both coracoclavicular distances were measured from the anteroposterior radiograph. Also, the Shoulder Rating Scale of the University of California at Los Angeles scores (UCLA scores), the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores (ASES scores), Constant scores, and the Korean Shoulder Society scores (KSS scores) were measured at the final followup to evaluate the function of the shoulder joint. Results: At the time of injury, the mean coracoclavicular distance of the injured side was
(9.57-27.82 mm) and the unaffected side was
(3.24-13.05 mm). The mean coracoclavicular distance measured postoperatively and at the final follow-up was
(4.07-14.13 mm) and
(4.37-17.48 mm), respectively. The mean UCLA, ASES, Constant, and KSS scores measured in the final follow-up were
(84-100) each. Conclusions: From this short-term research, the surgical treatment using AO hook locking plates in acute acromioclavicular joint injuries is clinically and radiographically satisfying and considered as a useful treatment method.
Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fracture Using Polarus Nail and Philos Plate
Choi, Chang Hyuk ; Sim, Jung Hyun ; Lee, Sang Hwa ; Lee, Joo Hwan ; Nam, Jun Ho ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 120~126
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.120
Background: To compare the treatment of the proximal humerus fracture using a Polarus nail or Philos plate, we aimed to analyze the functional recovery and the factors affecting the selection between the two types of surgery. Methods: The study included 107 patients with proximal humerus fracture who underwent surgery at our institution. Of these patients, 67 underwent surgery with Polarus nails (G1) and 40 with Philos plates (G2). In G1, the cases of two- and three-part fractures were 60 and 7 cases, in G2, the cases of two-, three-, and four-part fractures were 28, 10, and 2 cases, respectively. The average age was 61 years old, and the average follow-up period was 32.5 months. We compared radiological results, the functional recovery retrospectively. Results: The radiological union time was 6.8 weeks and 8.7 weeks on average in G1 and G2 (p < 0.05). At the one-year follow-up period, these were visual analogue scale (VAS) 1.355, forward flexion (FF) 130.968, external rotation (ER) 50.161, internal rotation (IR) L2 in G1, and VAS 0.781, FF 135.806 ER 51.25, IR L1 in G2, respectively, showing no significant differences between the two groups (p > 0.05). Similar observations were made at the final follow-up. In terms of functional recovery, no significant differences were seen at the one-year or at the final follow-up period (p > 0.05). Conclusions: For the surgical treatment of proximal humeral fracture, the selection of the type of surgery is affected by the fracture pattern. However, both methods give satisfactory outcomes and do not show significant differences in the functional outcome after the surgery.
Unusual Isolated Complete Tear of Subscapularis and Biceps Long Head Tendon Associated with Heterotopic Ossification
Sohn, Hoon-Sang ; Baek, Duck In ; Shon, Min Soo ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 127~133
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.127
Heterotopic ossification (HO) within the substance of the subscapularis tendon is a rare lesion which remains a poorly described condition with little known of the exact mechanisms involved. Furthermore, its clinical importance remains still unclear. To our knowledge, there are no studies present to data regarding HO within the substance of the subscapularis tendon, even with resultant isolated complete tear of the subscapularis tendon. Here we present a case of huge HO associated with unusual isolated complete tear of subscapularis tendon concomitant with tear of biceps long head tendon. After arthroscopic debridement for the complete tear site of biceps long head tendon, mini-open excision of the ossification and subscapularis repair with suture anchor fixation were performed. The patient showed complete recovery of strength and function of the subscapularis at subsequent 24 months follow up.
Fracture of Proximal Humerus in the Lateral Anchor Site after Suture Bridge Repair - A Case Report
Park, Kyoung-Jin ; Kim, Yong-Min ; Kim, Dong-Soo ; Choi, Eui-Sung ; Keum, Sang-Wook ; Kil, Kyoung-Min ; Lim, Chae-Wook ; Park, Sang-Jun ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 134~137
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.134
To report the fracture of proximal humerus in the lateral anchor site after suture bridge repair. A 57-year-old female patient with shoulder pain on the right-side was admitted through the emergency room following a car accident. Seven weeks before the accident, the patient had undergone surgery at a different hospital for the repair of supraspinatus tendon rupture on the right-side via suture bridge technique. Humerus surgical neck fracture was confirmed by X-ray, and proximal humerus fracture at the anchor site was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Following 7 months of conservative treatment resulted in satisfactory bone union and motion of the shoulder joint. We report the need of close observation during and after the arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff in patients with osteoporosis.
Lateral Epicondylitis: Current Concept
Jeon, In-Ho ; Kekatpure, Aashay Laxmikant ; Sun, Ji-Ho ; Shim, Kyeong-Bo ; Choi, Sung-Hoon ; Lim, Sung-Joon ; Chun, Jae-Myeung ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 138~144
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.138
Lateral epicondylitis is one of the most common causes of elbow pain and has been known to be caused by degeneration of the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB). Nonoperative treatment should be tried first in all patients, because it has been deemed highly successful; however only few prospective studies suggest that symptoms frequently was completely resolved. Operative treatment is indicated for recalcitrant pain after failed conservative treatment, which involves excision of the pathologic portion of the ECRB and results in a high degree of subjective relief and functional restoration. We will review the pathology of the lateral epicondylitis and operative and nonoperative treatment of lateral epicondylitis.
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear
Jeong, Jin Young ; Cha, Hong Eun ;
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, volume 17, issue 3, 2014, Pages 145~150
DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.3.145
In the patients of retracted massive rotator cuff tears, there are much of difficulty to functional recovery and pain relief. Nevertheless the development of treatment, there are still debates of the best treatments in the massive rotator cuff tears. Recenlty various of treatments are introduced; these are acromioplasty with debridement, biceps tenotomy, great tuberoplasty with biceps tenotomy, partial repair, mini-open rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, soft tissue augmentation, tendon transfer, flap, hemiarthroplasty, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. That there is no difference of result for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty between patients who have massive rotator cuff tear without arthritis and patients who have cuff tear arthropathy. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is one of reliable and successful treatment options for massive rotator cuff tear. Especially it is more effective for patients who have a pseudoparalysis.