Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is the most common bacteria associated with infection after shoulder arthroplasty. These bacteria can be grown on culture of skin after standard preoperative skin preparation and antibiotics. The purpose of this study was to determine whether adding preoperative intravenous doxycycline reduces the prevalence of positive P. acnes cultures of skin and deep tissues at the time of prosthetic joint implantation during shoulder arthroplasty.
This study describes the short-term functional and radiographic outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in shoulders with a B2 glenoid deformity addressed with corrective reaming.
Do magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide equivalent measures of rotator cuff muscle size in glenohumeral osteoarthritis?
Rotator cuff muscle volume is associated with outcomes after cuff repair and total shoulder arthroplasty. Muscle area on select magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) slices has been shown to be a surrogate for muscle volume. The purpose of this study was to determine whether computed tomography (CT) provides an equivalent measurement of cuff muscle area to a previously validated MRI measurement.
Does prosthetic humeral articular surface positioning associate with outcome after total shoulder arthroplasty?
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of humeral articular component positioning on changes in patient-reported outcomes after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty.
The purpose of this study was to simultaneously examine costs, functional outcomes, and tendon healing after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Relationship Between Pitching a Complete Game and Spending Time on the Disabled List for Major League Baseball Pitchers
Injury rates among Major League Baseball pitchers have been increasing over the past several years. It is currently unknown whether pitching a complete game (CG) is a risk factor for spending time on the disabled list (DL).
To determine return to play (RTP) rates after biceps tenodesis (BT) in professional baseball players.
To determine the incidence and demographic characteristics of shoulder stabilization in the United States, with particular focus on age, sex, and inpatient versus outpatient treatment.
Dr. Chalmers is invited to speak at the Nice Shoulder Course in France