Focused Issue on Current and Emerging Concepts in the Management of Rotator Cuff Tears

Posted On 2019-10-16 08:12:46


This focused issue on “Current and Emerging Concepts in the Management of Rotator Cuff Tears” is edited by Dr. Adnan Saithna, from Sano Orthopedics, Overland Park, Kansas, USA.

Dr. Adnan Saithna is Professor of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Kansas City University, USA. His research has won several major awards including the Richard O'Connor Award from the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and a King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. His clinical practice is focused on orthopedic sports medicine (knee and shoulder). He has a particular interest in complex rotator cuff injuries, revision rotator cuff repair and surgical options for irreparable cuff tears in young patients.

Focused issue outline:

  1. What is the role of Balloon Spacer in the Management of Massive Cuff Tear: A Focus on Clinical Outcomes
    Nikhil Verma, Division of Sports Medicine, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. Current Concepts in Physical Therapy for the Management of Patients With Rotator Cuff Tear: A focus on best practice for non-operative management and early mobilisation in those undergoing repair
    Jo Gibson, University Hospital Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  3. Regeneten bio-inductive collagen scaffold for rotator cuff tears: Indications, outcomes, and re-operation rates
    Stephen Thon, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  4. What is the strength of the evidence supporting biological augmentation of rotator cuff tears?
    Don Buford, Texas Orthobiologic Institute, Dallas, Texas, USA
  5. Rotator cuff repair: How should we decide which anchor to use
    F. Alan Barber, Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center, Plano, Texas, USA
  6. Cuff repair in elderly patients. Is it worthwhile?
    Peter J. Millett, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, USA
  7. Clinical Outcomes of Cuff Repair in Athletes
    Peter J. Millett, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, USA
  8. Needle arthroscopy: What is the role in patients with rotator cuff pathology?
    Matt Daggett, Sano Orthopedics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA