PT Inquest Episode 80: Glenohumeral Kinematics with RTC Tears

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If your patient has completely torn their supraspinatus, then their humeral head must translate superiorly during arm elevation. Or does it??? In this episode JW and Erik look at a novel kinematic study that found the exact opposite. Remember, there is always more to a hypothesis than, “It makes sense.”

Alterations in Glenohumeral Kinematics in Patients With Rotator Cuff Tears Measured With Biplane Fluoroscopy.
Millett PJ, Giphart JE, Wilson KJ, Kagnes K, Greenspoon JA.
Arthroscopy. 2016 Mar;32(3):446-51. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.08.031. Epub 2015 Oct 24.

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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Photo credit: “Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man” by m01229 via Flickr.

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