Readmissions more likely for wheelchair users after shoulder replacement
Wheelchair users are nearly three times more likely to experience hospital readmission following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), according to UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, highlight the importance of comprehensive preoperative counseling and risk assessment for patients who use wheelchairs.
Concurrent subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repair may reduce risk of revision
Subacromial decompression with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair yielded a 21% risk reduction for revision compared with repair alone.
Augmentation with onlay dermal allografts may enhance rotator cuff repair
In recent years, one approach that has gained traction involves the utilization of grafts, such as xenografts, synthetic grafts and allografts, to augment the reparative process.