Gregory Galano, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gregory Galano, MD

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery

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Obesity increases risk of complications after shoulder joint replacement surgery

For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased complications including the need for ‘revision’ surgery, reports a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Anatomic tear deterioration was associated with nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears

Most patients who underwent nonoperative treatment for rotator cuff tears had anatomic tear deterioration, with poorer functional outcomes found in large tear size increases and progression of muscle atrophy, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Higher risk for infection associated with previous non-arthroplasty related shoulder surgery

Patients who underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly higher risk for infection if they had previously undergone non–arthroplasty-related surgery, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Patients with FAI had high return-to-running rate after hip arthroscopy

Young adult patients with femoroacetabular impingement and capsular plication had a high rate of return to running after arthroscopic treatment, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

Sports medicine doctors are seeing an increase in injuries to the throwing arm in youngsters, and many of these require surgery. Most worrisome is that the risk for developing a throwing injury was shown to increase by 36 times in adolescent pitchers who continued playing with a fatigued arm. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Tenodesis, tenotomy showed favorable results in treatment of long head of biceps tendon lesions

Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed favorable results with both tenodesis and tenotomy in the treatment of lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon. Read more Source: Healio

Ambulatory Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Comprehensive Analysis of Current Trends, Complications, Readmissions, and Costs

In appropriately selected patients, ambulatory total shoulder arthroplasty is a viable and safe practice model. Ambulatory total shoulder arthroplasty also offers significant cost savings compared with inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty in matched patients. Read more Source: JBJS

Conversion to Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with and without Humeral Stem Retention: The Role of a Convertible-Platform Stem

Shoulder arthroplasty systems that utilize a convertible-platform humeral stem offer an advantage for rTSA conversion in that a well-fixed, well-positioned humeral stem can be retained. There were significantly fewer complications as well as significantly decreased blood loss and operative time when a convertible-platform stem was utilized Read more Source: JBJS

Patient Understanding, Expectations, and Satisfaction Regarding Rotator Cuff Injuries and Surgical Management

Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common in orthopaedics, with rotator cuff repair surgery consistently reported as one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures. Patient satisfaction is becoming an increasingly important outcome metric as health care continues to evolve with regard to quality measures affecting physician reimbursement. Read more Source: Arthroscopy: The Journal […]

Treatment of Locked Posterior Shoulder Dislocation With Bone Defect

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. Unrecognized dislocation with humeral head fracture affects joint function and humeral head vascularity and may lead to chronic instability, osteonecrosis, […]


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