Curbside Consultation of the Shoulder: 49 Clinical Questions

by Gregory P., Ed. Nicholson Ed., Matthew Provencher, Bernard R. Bach (Editor)

Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional shoulder references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation of the Shoulder: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between orthopedic surgical colleagues.

Drs. Gregory P. Nicholson and Matthew T. Provencher have designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the shoulder. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the shoulder with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate the management of shoulders.

Curbside Consultation of the Shoulder: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents, and medical students will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.

Some of the questions that are answered:

How do you manage first time shoulder dislocations in a high level athlete?
How do you diagnose and manage SLAP lesion, both in athletes and in laborers, and the impact of age on outcomes?
What are the indications for long head of biceps tenotomy versus tenodesis in RC repair surgery?
After an arthroscopic instability repair for recurrent anterior instability, when is the patient allowed to return to contact sports?
What are the indications of ORIF of an acute fracture of the mid-shaft clavicle?
What are the indications of ORIF and indications for hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of a proximal humerus fracture?
When is arthroscopic closure of the rotator interval indicated in the setting of shoulder instability—anterior, posterior, multidirectional?


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