Category Archives: Orthopedic Surgery

Risk Factors for Complication after Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy

The risk of complication after a knee or shoulder arthroscopy is extremely low. Studies have found the rate of complication after shoulder arthroscopy to be 0.86% and complication after knee arthroscopy to be 0.92%. These rates are so low due to the fact that arthroscopic procedures utilize small incisions that heal faster, create less trauma, […]

What Graft Is Best For Your ACL Reconstruction?

Tearing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft is a devastating occurrence after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Identifying and understanding the independent predictors of ACLR graft failure is important for surgical planning, patient counseling, and efforts to decrease the risk of graft failure. Types of grafts Patient’s with a torn ACL who are undergoing ACL reconstruction have a […]

Biceps tenotomy (release) vs Biceps tenodesis (re-attachment) for treatment of SLAP tear

A SLAP tear is a superior labral tear anterior to posterior. The labrum is the rim of cartilage in the shoulder joint. The long head of the biceps attaches at the top of the labrum. When a patient gets a SLAP tear, the biceps tendon can continue to pull on this torn cartilage creating pain. […]