Long-term outcomes of total elbow arthroplasty for distal humeral fracture: results from a prior randomized clinical trial
Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is a reliable treatment for elderly patients with comminuted intra-articular distal humeral fractures. However, the longevity and long-term complications associated with this procedure are unknown. The objectives of this study were to examine long-term outcomes and implant survival in elderly patients undergoing TEA for fracture.
Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) was originally designed for the treatment of end-stage rotator cuff arthropathy. Prior to its development, the best option for patients with this disease was a hemiarthroplasty, which helped with pain relief but was not as reliable for restoring shoulder function.
Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.
When a patient presents with signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear, should a surgical procedure be done right away? The answer depends on certain factors, according to Jay D. Keener, MD, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
No, it’s not, despite what has been reported about a study published in The BMJ. We asked experienced shoulder surgeons to comment on the study methodology, the results, and the generalizability of the findings.