AAOS Now, Februrary 2017
Face-Off: Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis
The biceps tendon is a frequent contributor to shoulder pain and functional limitation. Although this pathology can be seen occasionally in isolation, in the majority of cases, it occurs concurrent with rotator cuff disorders. Abnormality of the biceps can take many forms, including tendinosis, tenosynovitis, partial or complete tear, hypertrophy, instability, and SLAP (superior labrum anterior to posterior) lesions. Biceps tendon pathology may be treated in several ways.
Opioids and the Orthopaedic Surgeon
Although a flurry of legislative and regulatory activity in response to the opioid crisis has reduced the volume of opioid medications being dispensed, the epidemic of addiction continues to be a serious issue. Orthopaedic surgeons, who account for 7.