Orthopedics This Week—September 23, 2015
Orthopedics This Week covers a review article co-authored by Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS, sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, on open versus arthroscopic repair for anterior shoulder instability.
"When a 17-year-old high school football player comes to see me after he has already had three dislocations then I am going to be more concerned about bone loss," said Dr. Cordasco. "With each repeated instability episode there is the potential for bone loss from the anterior/inferior glenoid or posterolateral humeral head. Surgeons need to lower the threshold for considering bone loss; plain radiographs alone are often not sufficient to analyze bone deficiencies."
Read the full article at Ryortho.com.