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Treatment Alternatives

In the past, the most common treatment for many if not most of the articular cartilage lesions that were seen in the shoulder (and other joints) was simple debridement and symptomatic management. Today’s aim, however, is to restore durable hyaline cartilage through a practical and minimally invasive approach (preferably arthroscopic), that is associated with minimal […]

Cartilage

Key Points

Full-thickness articular cartilage defects have a limited capacity to heal. Thus, articular cartilage lesions and osteochondral defects in any joint present a challenging problem. Cartilage lesions are less likely to be seen in the glenohumeral joint than in the knee, therefore there has not been extensive research on shoulder cartilage repair. Making the […]

Management-Techniques

The technique and approach of surgical decompression of the suprascapular nerve is dependent on the location of the presumed etiology of the nerve dysfunction. If the pathology is at the suprascapular notch, then the transverse scapular ligament and suprascapular notch may be approached anteriorly, superiorly, or posteriorly.

The anterior approach uses a saber-type incision, just […]