Premier Approaches to Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

John Kelly
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Book Description

A practical reference guide for orthopedic surgeons, fellows, and residents interested in shoulder surgery, Premier Approaches to Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair explains the latest techniques in arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff repair and incorporates evidence-based recommendations to help readers select the best surgical techniques for their patients.

Rotator cuff disease is common and debilitating, but postoperative retear rates remain high. While technological advances have led to an increase in popularity and prominence of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, some procedures require a steep learning curve. This work will prove to be a great resource for surgeons seeking proficiency in contemporary arthroscopic techniques pertaining to the rotator cuff.

Edited by Dr. John D. Kelly IV and with contributions from leading orthopedic surgeons, Premier Approaches to Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair provides readers with the most up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge regarding arthroscopic rotator cuff repair including elaboration of:
  • Double-row repair technique
  • Subscapularis tear approaches
  • Value of oblique reduction
  • Partial repair strategies
  • Indications for graft augmentation 
  • Role of biologic augmentation 
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Role of fatty infiltration 
  • Suprascapular nerve release
The text concludes with a chapter on rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair that underscores the importance of a progressive program, individualized to each patient and coordinated among the surgeon, therapist, and patient.

Premier Approaches to Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairis an invaluable book compiled by Master Surgeons that provides a foundation for implementation of the most recent and effective care of those afflicted with rotator cuff tears.  

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About the Editor    
Contributing Authors
Foreword by Felix H. Savoie III, MD    

Chapter 1    Introduction and Challenge of Rotator Cuff Healing    
Chapter 2    Imaging of Rotator Cuff Tears    
Chapter 3    Arthroscopic Cuff Repair: Setup and Fundamentals    
Chapter 4    Double-­Row Repair: When Is It Truly Indicated?    
Chapter 5    Subscapularis Tears: Recognition and Techniques of Fixation    
Chapter 6    Oblique Reduction: The Lost Art    
Chapter 7    The Value of Partial Repair    
Chapter 8    Tricks of the Trade for Poor Tissue and Bone    
Chapter 9    Graft Augmentation for Rotator Cuff Repair: Fact or Fiction?    
Chapter 10    Biologic Augmentation    
Chapter 11    Superior Capsular Reconstruction: The Next Frontier    
Chapter 12    Superior Capsular Reconstruction Versus Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: How Do We Decide?    
Chapter 13    Rotator Cuff Fatty Infiltration: The Impact on Treatment Outcomes and Future Treatment Options    
Chapter 14    Indications and Techniques for Suprascapular Nerve Release    
Chapter 15    Rehabilitation Princi­ples ­After Rotator Cuff Repair    

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“This is a must-read for all current fellows and any orthopedic surgeon who performs arthroscopic cuff surgery will find it a great update to their current practice.”
© Doody’s Review Service, 2020, Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)

About the Editors

John D. Kelly IV, MD attended Columbia University in New York, where he received the Class of 1919 Football Cup to the varsity football player with the highest academic average. He graduated with honors at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he received the Swain Award for “easing the burden of fellow students.” He received his orthopedic training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Temple University, where he remained as a faculty member for 19 years. He returned to Penn in 2008, where he serves as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Shoulder Sports Medicine. He is also Director of the Throwing Clinic at Penn. His clinical and research interests include disorders of the shoulder, arthritis prevention, diabetes, and holistic orthopedics. He has a profound interest in physician leadership development and well-being, and he lectures extensively on matters of wellness and personal balance.

Dr. Kelly has served various leadership positions including President of the Penn Orthopedic Society, the Board of Trustees for Arthroscopy, and the Board of Directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is the Immediate Past President of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Kelly has been married to the love of his life, Marie S. Kelly, for 32 years and is the proud parent of twin daughters, Mary and Ann Marie.