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Partial humeral head resurfacing for osteonecrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19186078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to present our experience treating patients in the advanced stages of osteonecrosis of the humeral head with partial resurfacing of the humeral head. METHODS: This is a prospective series of 12 shoulders in 11 patients diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the humeral head who underwent partial humeral head resurfacing. Their mean age was 56 years. Preoperative and postoperative standardized evaluations included history, physical examination, radiographs, and clinical scoring systems, including the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder index, Shoulder Score Index derived from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons evaluation form, Constant score, and score on the visual analog scale for pain. The mean follow-up was 30 months. RESULTS: Postoperatively, all patients reported significant pain relief. Scores on the visual analog scale for pain improved from 75 preoperatively to 16 postoperatively (P < .001). Physical examination showed significant improvements in functional outcomes as well. Forward elevation improved from a mean of 94 degrees preoperatively to 142 degrees postoperatively (P < .001). Good to excellent results were also observed for the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder index, Shoulder Score Index, and Constant score. CONCLUSIONS: This prospective series on partial resurfacing of the humeral head for patients with advanced-stage osteonecrosis has shown it to be effective in relieving pain and restoring function.
John W Uribe; Angie Botto-van Bemden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1532-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  2009-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement / methods*
Cohort Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Humerus / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Osteonecrosis / radiography,  surgery*
Pain Measurement
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Fitting
Range of Motion, Articular*
Recovery of Function
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Shoulder Joint / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Shoulder Pain / diagnosis,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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