It sounds exciting and conjures up the holy grail cure for all bad things. There is a lot of misinformation out there about stem cell injections. Arthritis is NEVER cured with these injections. Yes, we do use them on small cartilage defects during surgery but that is completely different from saying we are going to cure your horribly arthritic knee. These type of injections can help healing of chronic tendon problems.
Patients who underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly higher risk for infection if they had previously undergone non–arthroplasty-related surgery, according to results.
"Increasing BMI is strongly associated with increased rates of revision surgical procedures and postoperative complications after shoulder arthroplasty," write Eric R. Wagner, MD, and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Their findings suggest that, above a certain level of obesity, complication risk increases steadily along with increasing body mass index (BMI).
According to a new study published online in the journal Radiology, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional radiologists determine whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for a common condition called rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy.