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Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
Source:
Medical News Today

The deltoid is a large muscle responsible for lifting the arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion.

It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm.

FDA grants permission to market artificial intelligence algorithm to help providers detect wrist fractures
Source:
Healio

The FDA announced it has granted Imagen permission to market OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software that can detect wrist fractures in adult patients, according to a press release. The software is intended to be used by clinicians in primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care and specialty care, such as orthopedics.

Why Do I Have Uneven Shoulders?
Source:
Healthline

Uneven shoulders occur when one shoulder is higher than the other. This can be a slight or significant difference and may be due to several causes. Luckily, there are steps you can take to bring your body back into balance and alignment.

What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?
Source:
Medical News Today

Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissues that help the shoulder to move. The condition is also called an impinged shoulder or impingement syndrome.

3 Common Congenital Hand Differences
Source:
ASSH HandCare

A congenital hand difference is a hand that is abnormal at birth. During fetal development, the upper limbs are formed between four and eight weeks of pregnancy.  During this time, many steps are needed to form a normal arm and hand.  If any of these steps fail, then a congenital hand difference can result. It is not uncommon for a child to be born with a hand difference.

Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery
Source:
healthday

The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It's common for athletes -- for example, baseball pitchers -- to injure this area.

What is the best thing for stiff joints?
Source:
Medicalnewstoday

Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can treat stiff joints at home.

Program seen as effective for medial elbow injury prevention in baseball players
Source:
healio

Researchers identified 305 youth baseball players who did not have a history of elbow and shoulder pain. One hundred thirty-six players underwent the Yokohama Baseball-9 program, which included nine stretching and strengthening exercises, and 169 players were placed in the control group.

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?
Source:
Medicalnewstoday

Calcific tendonitis is a condition caused by calcium deposits building up in a person's muscles or tendons. If calcium builds up in an area, a person may feel pain and discomfort there.

Patients with preoperative fatty degeneration had worse outcomes after rotator cuff repair
Source:
Healio

Patients with large or massive rotator cuff tears who had intact tendons after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair experienced worse outcomes if they had preoperative fatty degeneration of the infraspinatus or subscapularis with Goutallier stage 2 or higher, according to results.

Elbow pathology, patient predictors help determine treatment for UCL injury
Source:
Healio

Patients with ulnar collateral ligament injuries may experience positive results with nonoperative treatment, according to a presenter here.

Steroid injection significantly relieved shoulder pain at 6 weeks
Source:
Healio

Treatment of shoulder pain with steroid injection and physiotherapy significantly improved pain in a sustained manner through 6 weeks, according to study results.

Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears
Source:
Healio

Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data.

Silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty yielded benefits that persist out to 7 years
Source:
Healio

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty provided benefits that were sustained for up to 7 years and had low rates of implant fracture or deformity, according to recently published results.

A Meta-analysis of Corticosteroid Injection for Trigger Digits Among Patients With Diabetes
Source:
Pubmed

A majority of patients with diabetes have trigger digits. Initial management of symptomatic trigger digits commonly involves corticosteroid injection. However, varying outcomes have been reported for patients with diabetes who receive corticosteroid injections

A Single-Incision Technique for Distal Biceps Repair Using a Flexible Reamer
Source:
Healio

Distal biceps tendon ruptures are rare injuries that usually occur in middle-aged men. Most of these injuries are repaired acutely to restore preinjury function and strength. There is concern regarding the higher prevalence of certain complications with the double-incision technique. As such, the single-incision technique has also been studied to determine if it may produce superior safety and efficacy. In addition, the point of fixation may be created with either a rigid or a flexible reamer. The authors describe a technique that uses a single-incision cortical fixation achieved with a flexible reamer.

Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use
Source:
Physician's Weekly

Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve.

Study looks at needles in treatment for shoulder pain
Source:
Science daily

According to a new study, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional radiologists determine whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for a common condition called rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy.

Anatomic tear deterioration was associated with nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears
Source:
Healio

Most patients who underwent nonoperative treatment for rotator cuff tears had anatomic tear deterioration, with poorer functional outcomes found in large tear size increases and progression of muscle atrophy, according to results.

Tenodesis, tenotomy showed favorable results in treatment of long head of biceps tendon lesions
Source:
Healio

Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed favorable results with both tenodesis and tenotomy in the treatment of lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon.

Patient Understanding, Expectations, and Satisfaction Regarding Rotator Cuff Injuries and Surgical Management
Source:
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common in orthopaedics, with rotator cuff repair surgery consistently reported as one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures. Patient satisfaction is becoming an increasingly important outcome metric as health care continues to evolve with regard to quality measures affecting physician reimbursement.

Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?
Source:
Medical Xpress

Sports medicine doctors are seeing an increase in injuries to the throwing arm in youngsters, and many of these require surgery. Most worrisome is that the risk for developing a throwing injury was shown to increase by 36 times in adolescent pitchers who continued playing with a fatigued arm.

Hand that sees offers new hope to amputees
Source:
Medical News Today

A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking - just like a real hand - are to be trialled for the first time.