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Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2016, 04:45 PM
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Regular Journal Updates on Twitter

I have decided to attempt to highlight at least 1 relevant article from the Journal of Hand Surgery(JHS) and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery(JSES) each week in order to keep patients...
Forum: Main Forum 10-26-2015, 06:02 PM
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Views: 12,016
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Glenoid Bone-grafting with Reverse total shoulder procedures

The Reverse shoulder implant has revolutionized the treatment of rotator cuff arthropathy and failed rotator cuff repair---leveraging the power of the functioning deltoid muscle to provide overhead...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2015, 09:25 AM
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Views: 15,020
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Pain, swelling, and clicking following tennis elbow surgery

This past week I received a question via my drtomaino.com website from a patient who had tennis elbow surgery several months ago. Her preoperative MRI did not show any ligamentous pathology, and she...
Forum: Main Forum 03-13-2015, 04:13 PM
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Views: 14,614
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Is there a role for an MRI for Gamekeeper’s Thumb Evaluation?

An injury to the thumb MP joint Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), which is most commonly caused after a fall skiing, is typically evaluated by examination and xray, with maybe the addition of stress...
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2015, 01:57 PM
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Views: 14,580
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The role of CTA design implants for cuff tear arthropathy

I recently received the following question via the "Contact Dr. Tomaino" section of my website--drtomaino.com.
I have full thickness tears of my Supra and Infraspinatus muscles. Avascular Necrosis,...
Forum: Main Forum 12-09-2014, 12:45 PM
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Views: 12,765
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Revision Cubital Tunnel Release may be of benefit for Significant Residual Complaints

Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compressive neuropathy, second to carpal tunnel syndrome---and results in numbness and tingling in the ring and small finger, often exacerbated by...
Forum: Main Forum 11-21-2014, 03:36 PM
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Views: 13,882
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New Device Originating from "Cardiac Stent" Technology Innovates Treatment of Distal

I was recently invited to visit Conventus Orthopaedics in Minneapolis to learn about a truly innovative alternative for the treatment of fractures of the distal radius. This "disruptive" alternative...
Forum: Main Forum 11-17-2014, 08:28 PM
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Views: 12,194
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Are Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Injections Better?

This is a question of great debate. The reason why it is debated is that some people, including many insurers, feel that doctors only use these injections because they can submit a bill and capture a...
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2014, 06:14 PM
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Views: 12,540
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Two important articles from the September 2014 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Each month I read the contents of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, of which I am an Assistant Editor, and I always make special note of articles which may be particularly impactful on the...
Forum: Main Forum 10-23-2014, 01:46 PM
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The MRI may have been the Tail that Wags the Dog

Yesterday I saw a 63-year-old male patient who came to my office for a second opinion regarding his right shoulder. He had been raking leaves recently and had discomfort. He shared with his primary...
Forum: Main Forum 12-02-2013, 01:54 PM
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Views: 15,536
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If you think you've torn your rotator cuff, how can you tell without an MRI?

This is a great question---and very relevant nowadays where, for many insurance plans, preapproval for an MRI is often required, and these delays may cause one undue anxiety as well as delay in...
Forum: Main Forum 11-29-2013, 04:11 PM
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Views: 16,643
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Question about Scleroderma-related fingertip ulcerations

This question was recently sent to me:

Hi Dr. Tomaino, Thank you for taking the time to read my email. I am contacting you because a am a Scleroderma patient at Robert Wood Johnson University...
Forum: Main Forum 06-03-2013, 12:58 PM
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Views: 17,470
Posted By mtomaino
If your persistent instability is...

If your persistent instability is "posterolateral"---which is implied by the fact that you have had the LCL reconstructed, then the most fundamental question to answer is why have the previous...
Forum: Main Forum 04-08-2013, 01:25 PM
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Views: 17,470
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Question about recurrent elbow instability

Thank you for taking my question. I have had an unstable elbow for almost a year now. I have dislocated 7 times and gone through to surgeries replacing my LCL due to my elbow slipping out of socket....
Forum: Main Forum 12-10-2012, 07:36 PM
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Views: 16,771
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Break your wrist this winter: Cast or Surgery?

This is a fitting question, and the answer has changed dramatically over the past few years for displaced fractures, in particular. In other words, if you are seen in an Emergency room and need to...
Forum: Main Forum 11-19-2012, 05:06 PM
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Views: 18,475
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Question about finger DIP joint arthritis and fusion

I recently received this email query:
Your article says that one can resume most activities without impairment after DIP joint fusion. I am a concert pianist, age 58. I have really bad inflammation...
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2012, 09:05 AM
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Views: 17,562
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Question about Scapular Muscle Dysfunction

I recently received this email on www.drtomaino.com regarding severe scapular winging, and would like to respond:

Dr. Tomaino, I would like to know your opinion on a condition I was diagnosed...
Forum: Main Forum 10-24-2012, 01:13 PM
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Views: 15,785
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Question about wrist arthritis

This week I received this question through the "Contact me" section of www.drtomaino.com:

Dr. Tomaino, I was told yesterday by a VA hand surgeon I have slack wrist. He told me I might need my...
Forum: Main Forum 08-26-2012, 02:57 PM
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Views: 17,628
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Is a shoulder fusion reversible?

I received an email recently via the "Contact Dr Tomaino" section of www.drtomaino.com, and wanted to respond:

Hi Dr. I had my shoulder fused after a total shoulder replacement didnt work. Is...
Forum: Main Forum 08-18-2012, 07:17 PM
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Views: 15,002
Posted By mtomaino
Question about Acromioclavicular Separation

I received this email and wanted to respond, in general:

"I have a grade 2 AC separation that i sustained on July 28 in a bicycle accident. I am 60 and local surgeons say surgery not needed. The...
Forum: Main Forum 05-03-2012, 05:10 PM
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Views: 15,763
Posted By mtomaino
Question about chronic wrist pain after wrist dislocation

I received an email this week via the "Contact Dr Tomaino" section of www.drtomaino.com, and wanted to respond:

I need and ask for your help. I had a perilunate wrist dislocatiion 7-1-11 recovered...
Forum: Main Forum 04-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 16,469
Posted By mtomaino
Question about finger PIP joint replacement

I received this question recently and wanted to address:

I want to know Dr. Tomaino\'s success with middle finger PIP joint replacement (how many such surgeries a year, and what average longevity...
Forum: Main Forum 04-16-2012, 12:49 PM
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Views: 13,873
Posted By mtomaino
Question about triceps tendon rupture at the elbow

I recently received this question and wanted to use it as a springboard for discussing the injury:

Hi Dr. Tomaino, I\'ve been diagnosed with a full left ruptured distal triceps tendon by an Ortho...
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2012, 03:53 PM
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Views: 12,688
Posted By mtomaino
What can be done for persistent shoulder instability?

For most cases of recurrent shoulder instability, and in the setting of unsuccessful arthroscopic or open repair of torn capsule and ligaments, this problem may mean some degree of glenoid bone loss....
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2012, 04:21 PM
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Views: 12,649
Posted By mtomaino
Distal Radius Fracture Treatment Update: If you are 65 years and older, is surgery or

In the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the question of whether surgery or a cast alone is better was addressed in a report entitled “A Prospective Randomized Trial...
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