Traumatic injuries to the shoulder remain a problem encountered by young and old alike. Trauma surgeons and shoulder and elbow specialists are called upon daily to improve the quality of life of injured individuals by restoring function, decreasing pain and returning individuals to their previous occupations and places in society. Such treatment provides both humanitarian and economic impact. Only recently have techniques and technology allowed surgeons to restore lives to such a degree following these injuries. Still, shoulder and elbow trauma remains a vexing problem for patients and surgeons alike. Many injuries result in lost work and serious debility including lack of function, post-traumatic arthritis and pain. This important textbook provides a systematic and comprehensive guide to the different types of shoulder trauma and the management of its associated complications.
In Part One, the focus is on the most common types of shoulder trauma, with chapters covering anterior instability, traumatic rotator cuff tears, fractures, joint injuries and the floating shoulder and includes sections on the most common complications befalling each injury. Part II then reviews the management of the most common complications. Chapters include detailed analyses of persistent anterior shoulder instability, several forms of nonunion and malunion, failed acromioclavicular joint reconstruction, post-traumatic arthropathy and traumatic osteonecrosis, and failed arthroplasty for fracture.
- Reviews common types of shoulder trauma
- Addresses the common complications associated with each injury
- Provides a detailed guide to the management of common complications
Part 1 Shoulder Trauma 1 Anterior instability: Shoulder dislocations, instability and the labrum 2 Posterior and multidirectional instability: Shoulder dislocations, instability and the labrum 3 Traumatic rotator cuff tears 4 Proximal humerus fractures: Evaluation, management and nonsurgical treatment 5 Proximal humerus fractures: Percutaneous Fixation, Proximal Humeral Nailing, and Open Reduction and Internal Fixation 6 Proximal humerus fractures: Hemiarthroplasty and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty 7 Humeral shaft fractures 8 Glenoid and other scapular fractures 9 Clavicle fractures 10 Acromioclavicular joint injuries 11 Sternoclavicular joint injury 12 The Floating Shoulder
Part 2 Managing Complications of Shoulder Trauma 13 Persistent Anterior Shoulder Instability Following Surgical Stabilization 14 The painful labral repair 15 Proximal humerus nonunion 16 Proximal Humerus Malunion 17 Humeral shaft nonunion 18 Clavicle nonunion and malunion 19 Failed acromioclavicular joint reconstruction 20 Post-traumatic arthropathy and traumatic osteonecrosis of the shoulder 21 Failed arthroplasty after proximal humerus fracture
Dr R. Michael Greiwe is Director of Orthopaedic Research at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centre. He has published widely on shoulder, elbow and sports medicine and has received awards for outstanding reasearch in orthopaedic surgery.