Rotator Cuff Deficiency of the Shoulder is the essential guide to recognizing rotator cuff defects and selecting the operative and nonoperative treatments that will achieve the best functional outcomes for patients. Leading experts in the field present the current knowledge of biomechanics, etiology, prevalence, natural history, and the classification of rotator cuff tears, indications, contraindications, and treatment options for them.
Clinical insights from an international team of authorities on rotator cuff deficiency
Complete coverage of disease manifestations within the spectrum of the rotator cuff deficiency
Descriptions of the examination, imaging, and surgical techniques, with valuable explanations of the scientific rationale behind the various approaches and therapeutic guidelines
Discussions of the newest innovations including tissue scaffolding, arthroscopic approaches, conventional shoulder arthroplasty, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty
Recommendations for managing special situations and circumstances, such as revision surgery and patients with bone loss, and guidance for handling complications when they occur
More than 300 radiographs and illustrations that demonstrate key concepts
This book is a single-volume reference containing the fundamental principles and techniques for all specialists involved in shoulder therapy and reconstruction, including orthopaedists, sports medicine and trauma specialists, and residents in those specialties.
Chief of Dept. Of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
1. Biomechanics: Pathophysiology and Injury Repair of the Rotator Cuff Tear -- An 2. Etiology, Prevalence, Natural History, and Non-Operative Treatment of the Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff -- Mighell 3. Classification of Rotator Cuff Arthropathy -- Seebauer 4. Arthroscopic Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears -- Esch/Lewicky 5. Muscle Transfers for the Treatment of the Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear -- Karas/Decker 6. The Spectrum of Disease -- Levy 7. Hemiarthroplasty for Cuff Tear Arthroplasty -- Visotsky/Basamania/Bohsali/Wirth/Rockwood 8. Rationale and Biomechanics of the "Reversed" Shoulder Prosthesis: The American Experience -- Frankle 9. Rationale and Biomechanics of the "Reversed" Shoulder Prosthesis: The French Experience -- Boileau/Chuinard 10. The Lyon, France Experience with RC Deficient Shoulder -- Walch/Wall 11. The Mayo Clinic Experience in Treating the RC Deficient Shoulder -- Sperling/Cofield 12. The Columbia University Experience in Treating the Rotator Cuff Deficient Shoulder -- Bell/Edwards/Bigliani 13. The Florida Orthopaedic Institute Experience in Treating the RC Deficient Shoulder -- Frankle 14. Tissue Engineering for the Rotator Cuff Deficient Shoulder -- Dines/Grande/Dines