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Animal studies support the notion that corticosteroid injections can lead to pathologic changes in tendon and collagen architecture. However, studies that examine clinically deleterious effects of injections in the rotator cuffs of humans are limited. More than 390 patients required revision RCR within 3 years of the index procedure. Patients who received an injection in the 6 months preceding the index surgery were at a significantly higher risk of revision RCR than those who received an injection more than 6 months before surgery.
MAJOR JOINT/LIMB REATTACHMENT PROCEDURE OF UPPER EXTREMITIES - Market Size, Prevalence, Incidence, Quality Outcomes, Top Hospitals & Physicians
Once again, Dr. Levy ranks as the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeon in the United States.DRG 483: MAJOR JOINT/LIMB REATTACHMENT PROCEDURE OF UPPER EXTREMITIES - Market Size, Prevalence, Incidence, Quality Outcomes, Top Hospitals & Physicians
Primary Monoblock Inset Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Resulted in Decreased Pain and Improved Function.
Dr. Levy publishes on mid-term outcomes of a second-generation inset reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a lateralized center of rotation. Not only were there improvements in pain and function, but use of an inset humeral component found a post-operative acromion fracture rate of 4%, improved from the initial implant design and surgical technique.Primary Monoblock Inset Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Resulted in Decreased Pain and Improved Function. – PubMed – NCBI
Outcomes of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with excessive glenoid retroversion: a case-control study.
Dr. Levy’s recent publication finds that glenoid retroversion of more than 20 degrees did not influence clinical or radiographic outcomes of anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. There has been suggestion that anatomic shoulder arthroplasty will not perform well with standard components when the glenoid wear pattern has created 20 degrees or more retroversion. This study suggests that patients treated with an anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty did similarly.Outcomes of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with excessive glenoid retroversion: a case-control study. – PubMed – NCBI
Dr. Levy publishes on classification of bone resorption following anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty. Medial calcar bone resorption after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty: does it affect outcomes? – PubMed – NCBI. This pivotal study suggests a way of using x-rays to predict glenoid loosening following anatomic shoulder replacement.