Posts Categorized: Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Dislocation Research Discovers Age as Biggest Threat

Competitive sports and accidents may result in shoulder dislocation injuries for some individuals. This type of injury is treated through rehabilitation, immobility, and sometimes surgery. Shoulder dislocations can be debilitating, uncomfortable and painful. Dr. Grossfeld has some of the latest research on shoulder dislocations to help you better understand this injury and further complications. The researchers evaluated… Read more »

Does Diabetes Affect The Outcome Of An Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

Diabetes affects individuals that have a high blood glucose or blood sugar. Either the insulin production is not enough or a person’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or in some cases both. This disease can lead to complications later in life if it goes undetected. Because diabetes can affect every organ in the body,… Read more »

High Cholesterol and Rotator Cuff Repair Surgical Recovery

Does High Cholesterol Impact Rotator Cuff Healing After Surgery? Rotator cuff tears are a common condition that cause pain and functional disability. About half of the general population older than 60 years of age has either a partial or full thickness rotator cuff tear and they are completely asymptomatic. Surgery to repair the rotator is widely practiced and… Read more »

What Are Rotator Cuff Treatment Options for Patients with Massive Rotator Cuff Tears?

For athletes involved in sports like baseball, tennis and swimming, there is often a common fear of sustaining a shoulder injury like tearing a rotator cuff. As a board certified orthopedic surgeon and shoulder doctor, Stacie Grossfeld MD offers effective rotator cuff treatment to people in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Rotator cuff tears can become severe and may… Read more »

Returning to Sports at the Age of 70

Can you return back to sporting activities if you have a rotator cuff repair when you are older than age 70? This specific question was answered through an article published at the Stedman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. The research study specifically looked at patients who are recreational athletes over age 70, that underwent rotator cuff… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Platelet Poor Plasma

Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) better than platelet poor plasma? Current orthopaedic uses of platelet rich plasma or PRP include three major areas: 1) Acute muscle/ tendon injuries, for example, hamstring tears, 2) Chronic tendinitis, for example, tennis elbow, and 3) Intraoperative augmentation, for example, rotator cuff repairs. There are numerous studies examining the effects of PRP but… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery

Massive Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear – Researchers in Lyon, France, at the Santry Orthopaedic Center wanted to find out if certain rotator cuff tear patterns were associated with loss of range of motion. Philippe Collin M.D. and colleagues published a peer-reviewed article in the September 2014 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery specifically trying to identify rotator… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Surgery and Risk for Recurrent Tearing

Factors Predicting Rotator Cuff Tears that are at Risk for Recurrence Tearing at the Time of Surgery Once the rotator cuff is repaired what are the chances of a tear recurring? There have been multiple studies completed to verify risk factors for recurrence of re-tearing of the surgically repaired tendon. Surgical reconstructed is recommended on… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Pain

Why do rotator cuff tears and rotator cuff tendinitis hurt so much? As a shoulder specialist, one of the most frustrating situations is trying to control a patient’s pain, when they present with a rotator cuff tear or rotator cuff tendinitis. Rotator cuff pain, after rotator cuff surgery, can be significant. Rotator cuff pain often… Read more »