Children born with an underdeveloped or missing thumb have three treatment options: reconstruction, pollicization (changing a finger into a thumb) or no treatment. Today, reconstruction is possible in more cases.Read More
A study suggests that tendon retraction may provide more sensitive information about integrity of rotator cuff repair and postoperative shoulder function than standard clinical imaging assessments.
After multiple revision surgeries for delayed healing, loose hardware and unrelenting infection, surgeons use a vascularized fibular graft to treat persistent humeral nonunion in a 66-year-old woman.
An iliac crest structural autograft addresses severe glenoid bone loss in a 74-year-old woman with revision to reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
Two cases illustrate the complex decision-making required when surgically treating periprosthetic humerus fractures.
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In a video case study, Nathan Mesko, MD, orthopaedic oncologist, discusses the details of a unique humerus osteosarcoma case.
A Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon identified a need to understand factors that predict poor outcomes in effort to improve and economize care. The initiative, first piloted five years ago, has already resulted in nearly 20 research publications — with almost 40 more active studies.
Anthony Miniaci, MD, a shoulder and sports medicine surgeon in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recently authored a proof-of-concept study that demonstrates the clinical utility of a surgical technique for patients undergoing a total shoulder arthroplasty.
A nonvascularized toe phalangeal transfer with and without distraction lengthening for a hypoplastic thumb — 10 years later.
There are many different types of instrumentation available for 3-D CT preoperative planning of total shoulder arthroplasty. Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeons compare the accuracy of glenoid implant placement with the use of standard and patient-specific instrumentation.
Noninvasive intervention augments carpal arch space, relieving carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.