Treatment for Symptomatic Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder: Ultrasound-Guided Needling Lavage and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy vs Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. A prospective observational study

SUMMARY Objective. To compare combined treatment ultrasound guided needling (UGL) and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) versus ESWT alone in symptomatic calcif­ic tendinopathy of supraspinatus. Methods. It is a prospective observational study. The participants were 50 consecutive patients with painful (NRS > 5) calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Clinical and radio­logical data were collected before treatment … Continued

Association of Arthroscopically-Assisted Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer with Implantation of a Subacromial Balloon Spacer for Patients with Irreparable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears

SUMMARY Purpose. Massive irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears in an active population, resulting in a pseudo-paralytic shoulder, pose a challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. In an effort to avoid or delay arthroplasty surgery, other surgical strategies such as arthroscopically-assisted latissimus dorsi transfer (aLDT) or the implantation of a subacromial spacer (SAS) can be considered. The aim of the present … Continued

Evaluation of Serum Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin D Levels and History of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients with Calcified Shoulder Tendinopathy

SUMMARY Introduction. Calcific Tendinopathy (CT) of the shoulder is a common painful disorder. Due to the unknown etiology of CT, the present study aimed to evaluate possible relationship of serum calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D levels, history of calcium and vitamin D supplementation and incidence of CT. Methods. The present study is a case-control study which was performed … Continued

Patient Body Mass Index Has No Direct Effect on The Characteristics of Primary Tenocytes Derived from Torn Rotator Cuffs

SUMMARY Background. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of rotator cuff tears and impaired tendon healing after surgery. This study aimed: 1) to investigate the influence of patient body mass index (BMI) on cellular function in tenocytes derived from diseased torn human rotator cuff; 2) to determine if BMI altered the response of tenocytes to tenogenic growth factors. … Continued

Histological and Biomechanical Evaluation of Biologic Adjuvants in a Murine Tendon-Bone Healing Model

SUMMARY Background. The purpose of this study was to compare subacromial bursa to concentrated bone marrow aspirate (cBMA) in a murine, tendon-bone healing model. The authors hypothesized that subacromial bursa would show similar biomechanical, histological, and cell survivability to that of cBMA. Methods. Thirty-nine NSG mice were included in the study. All mice underwent simulated … Continued