Gregory Galano, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gregory Galano, MD

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery

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Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

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: Healio

Most athletic patients return to sports, highly satisfied with ACL reconstruction

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that most athletic patients who have reconstructive surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are highly satisfied with the procedure and able to return to sports. Read more Source: Science Daily

Complications of Shoulder Arthroplasty

The most common complications after reverse shoulder arthroplasty in order of decreasing frequency included instability, periprosthetic fracture, infection, component loosening, neural injury, acromial and/or scapular spine fracture, hematoma, deltoid injury, rotator cuff tear, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Read more Source: JB & JS

Age not a factor in success of shoulder replacement surgery

Whether you’re younger than 65 or older than 75, age may not be a discernible factor in the success of shoulder replacement surgery, according to a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Surgery may not offer additional benefit to patients with tennis elbow, study shows

Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, as discussed in research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a […]

Shoulder injuries in professional baseball players: A continuing puzzle

Professional baseball players struggle to return to a high level of play after biceps tenodesis (BP) surgery, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study examined how players with SLAP tears responded to biceps tenodesis. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing

Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness. Read more Source: JBJS

Brain needs to be retrained after ACL injury

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that regaining full function after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is more than just physical — it requires retraining the brain Read more Source: Science Daily

New research on the muscles of elite athletes: When quality is better than quantity

Endurance sports such as soccer and cross-country skiing lead to significant changes in the quality of the “cellular powerhouses” in the athletes’ muscles, shows new research. Read more Source: Science Daily

Technique pearls for revision shoulder arthroplasty aid in preventing fracture, preserving bone stock

We present simple techniques for revision shoulder arthroplasty using a telescoping osteotome technique for glenoid removal, an open-book (vertical) osteotomy technique for extraction of the humeral stem and the use of an ultrasonic device and carbide burr for clearing bone and cement mantles. Read more Source: Healio


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