Gregory Galano, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gregory Galano, MD

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery

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Treatment of Locked Posterior Shoulder Dislocation With Bone Defect

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Locked posterior shoulder dislocation is an uncommon condition and is associated with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion in 50% of cases. The condition is likely to occur in cases of violent trauma, seizures, or electric shock. Read more Source: PubMed

Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

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Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder. Read more Source: PubMed

Return to Work After Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients 55 Years and Younger at Average 5-Year Follow-up

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As the number of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties performed on younger patients continues to grow, return to work after surgery becomes increasingly important. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty to return patients 55 years or younger to work postoperatively. Read more Source: Healio

Patients with preoperative fatty degeneration had worse outcomes after rotator cuff repair

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Patients with large or massive rotator cuff tears who had intact tendons after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair experienced worse outcomes if they had preoperative fatty degeneration of the infraspinatus or subscapularis with Goutallier stage 2 or higher, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Anatomic press-fit short stem linked with significant clinical improvements after TSA

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Patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty with an anatomic press-fit short stem had significant clinical improvements, with few complications and minimal radiographic changes at short-term follow-up, according to results published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Read more Source: Healio

Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

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In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER. […]

Liposomal bupivacaine, interscalene block had similar efficacy in total shoulder arthroplasty

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Results published in Orthopedics showed similar efficacy between injectable liposomal bupivacaine and an interscalene brachial plexus block among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty. Read more Source: Healio

Lack of motion at 8 weeks after conservative care of patients with humeral shaft fractures predicted union

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Lack of motion after 8 weeks predicted union in patients treated nonoperatively for humeral shaft fractures, and surgical intervention may be beneficial for patients with gross motion but who lack of callus formation at this time, according to a presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting. Read more Source: Healio

First FDA-approved stem cell trial for shoulder injuries reaches full enrollment

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The trial is the first in the United States to offer an FDA-approved adipose-derived stem cell trial for shoulder injuries. The trial opened in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls in December 2016. In this trial, one’s own adipose stem cells are used to determine if they can repair partial thickness rotator cuff tears. Read […]

Hybrid-cage glenoid prosthesis yielded similar or better outcomes vs cemented peg glenoid for TSA

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Similar, and at times better, clinical outcomes were found among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty with a hybrid-cage glenoid prosthesis vs. a cemented peg glenoid prosthesis, according to a presenter at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting. Read more Source: Healio

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