Rotator Cuff Relief


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A multicenter Level-II study compared 96 patients with a rotator cuff tear who underwent nonoperative treatment with 73 similar patients who underwent a surgical procedure. At approximately 3 months, patients in the nonoperative group had significantly better outcomes, but after 1 to 2 years, surgical patients did better in terms of ASES and SPADI scores.

Is sleep position associated with glenohumeral shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy: a cross-sectional study

Which sleep position is best? This study had some very interesting findings. 



Tool Recall: Black & Deck Hammer Drills and Drivers

"Power drills are dangerous enough at the business end. But it’s side handle problems that caused Black & Decker to recall 659,000 hammer drills and drill drivers sold under three brands in the United States and Canada."



Research: What Is the Prevalence of Senior-athlete Rotator Cuff Injuries and Are They Associated With Pain and Dysfunction?

"The frequency of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in senior athletes was 21.3% (30 of 141). Pain was a predictor of rotator cuff injury but not of its severity. The odds of having shoulder pain was eight times greater in those athletes with any rotator cuff damage as compared with those without any rotator cuff damage."

Article: Why Overuse May Not Be Baseball's Problem For Pitchers

"What does this mean for a pitcher?

It means that a pitcher should expose his or her muscles to both increased use and increased loading to increase both the endurance and strength of muscle fibers. Pitching requires both adaptations. However, a pitcher should not expose his or her muscles to both demands at once. When a muscle receives two adaptation messages at one time, it does not fully respond to either [2]. Moreover, a pitcher should not go overboard with the aforementioned adaptation principles. Living tissue needs both rest and proper nutrition to recover from demanding work."


The Effect of Rotator Cuff Repair on Natural History: A Systematic Review of Intermediate to Long-Term Outcomes

"The present study demonstrated no differences between rotator cuff repair and no repair with respect to strength and range of motion."

"Rotator cuff repair does not alter the underlying tendon biology that causes rotator cuff tearing, and therefore the likelihood of a recurrent defect after rotator cuff repair may be similar to the likelihood of tear progression with nonoperative treatment"