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Arthroscopic treatment for malunions of the proximal humeral greater tuberosity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19862525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this article was to report an arthroscopic treatment method for greater tuberosity malunion. Eight patients with malunion of the greater tuberosity were treated by arthroscopic acromioplasty, detachment of rotator cuff, tuberoplasty of the greater tuberosity and repair of the rotator cuff. On the basis of the UCLA rating scale, the overall score increased from 11.1 (range 9-14) to 30.2 (range 25-35) postoperatively, with one excellent result, six good results, and one poor result. All patients had less pain than preoperatively. Full activity level was achieved in two patients, five patients had only slight functional restriction, and one patient had mild limitation in activities of daily living. Seven patients returned to their previous occupations without restrictions. One patient did not return to work because of residual upper extremity weakness. We conclude that arthroscopic tuberoplasty is a good method for the treatment of greater tuberosity malunion.
Angel Antonio Martinez; Angel Calvo; Javier Domingo; Jorge Cuenca; Antonio Herrera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1432-5195     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  2011-03-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Acromion / surgery
Arthroscopy / methods*
Fractures, Malunited / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Humerus / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Range of Motion, Articular
Recovery of Function
Rotator Cuff / radiography,  surgery
Shoulder Fractures / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Shoulder Joint / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*

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