Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation […]
Although a survey of patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for the treatment of chronic shoulder instability showed all patients who were active in sports preoperatively returned to sport postoperatively, 26% of patients reported no benefits in sporting activity after the surgery.
This 5-year to 8-year follow-up study showed arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair is efficacious for patients with greater than 15% loss of the inferior glenoid diameter and can provide normalized glenoid morphology as well as low rates of dislocation.
Young athletes were found to be at an elevated risk for injury as they aged, engaged in sport-specialized training and when they spent a disproportionate amount of time in organized sports vs. free play time, according to study data. Researchers evaluated survey data from 822 injured athletes (age range: 7 to 18 years) between 2010 […]