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Sunday
Jan302011

Platelet-rich plasma in upper limb conditions

Joost C. Peerbooms, Taco Gosens, Shoulder & Elbow Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 8–12, January 2011

´╗┐Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous platelet concentrate. It has been used since 1990 in dental and facial reconstructive surgery and its application in other areas is increasing rapidly as a result of the presumably positive effects on bone, muscle and tendon regeneration as well as wound healing. Recently, we have learned more about growth factors that play an important role in the healing process. In vitro studies show that growth factors released by platelets have a positive effect on the healing of soft tissue. Despite the presence of minimal clinical evidence, the application of PRP for upper limb conditions has increased. The medical industry promotes the application of PRP significantly. Several randomized studies are currently implemented, although we have to be careful with the use of PRP for upper limb conditions until ‘higher level’ research is published.

Wednesday
Jul212010

How I perform resurfacing shoulder replacement  

Surface replacement arthroplasty of the shoulder is a well accepted and frequently performed procedure. There are reports of good long-term results to support this. As with all surgical procedures, however, the results depend on a thorough understanding of the surgical technique. This article discusses the most common pitfalls and suggests solutions developed over 25 years of use.

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Wednesday
Mar312010

Evaluation of a cuff tear arthropathy hemiprosthesis for the treatment of glenohumeral arthritis in the presence of a chronic rotator cuff tear

Evaluation of a cuff tear arthropathy hemiprosthesis for the treatment of glenohumeral arthritis in the presence of a chronic rotator cuff tear

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Monday
Jun012009

Charles Neer: On the giant of the shoulder

In the world of orthopedics, certain giants have become known as associated with a single subspecialty or for work on a single joint. Among these are John Charnley, for his work on total hip arthroplasty, and Amory Codman, for his work on the shoulder

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