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What Went Wrong and What Was Done About It: Pitfalls in the Treatment of Common Shoulder Surgery
Brent B. Wiesel, MD1; Gary M. Gartsman, MD2; Cyrus M. Press, MD2; Edwin E. Spencer, MD3; Brent J. Morris, MD4; Joseph Zuckerman, MD5; Reza Roghani, MD5; Gerald R. Williams, MD6
1 Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20007. E-mail address brent.wiesel@gmail.com
2 Texas Orthopedic Hospital, 7401 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
3 Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, 260 Fort Sanders West Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37922
4 Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute, 1215 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232-8774
5 NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, Suite1402, New York, NY 10003-3804
6 The Rothman Institute, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4290
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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Nov 20;95(22):2061-2070. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9522icl
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Fortunately, the majority of shoulder surgical procedures yield consistently good results. However, when a surgical procedure fails, identifying the causative factors to eliminate helps to make a revision procedure successful. The purposes of this review were to highlight common problems that can occur during surgery to treat shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, acromioclavicular joint dislocations, and proximal humeral fractures and to discuss techniques that can be used to address these problems during revision surgery.
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