Saturday, December 31, 2011

Recognition of the work linking pain pumps to Chondrolysis by the JBJS

A bit of good news as we go into the New Year.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery has placed our article pointing to the causal relationship between the use of intra articular pain pumps to glenohumeral chondrolysis among the top four articles for 2011.

In spite of this and other evidence-based peer-reviewed publications, some remain seemingly unable to recognize this cause of glenohumeral chondrolysis: "We don't know if it's because of the surgery, during the surgery, something that happens after the surgery, we just don't know without more study," said Dr. Maryam Navaie, CEO of Advance Health Solutions. The observation that other causes of chondrolysis have been reported does not detract from the well documented causational effect of local anesthetics infused after arthroscopic surgery using a pain pump on glenohumeral chondrolysis. A parallel: the observation that other causes of cancer have been reported does not detract from the well documented causational effect of cigarette smoking on lung cancer.

Hopefully, the evidence is now clear.

As the year closes, we express our gratitude to the individuals from over 70 countries who have grown this blog to 8000 page views per month. We are looking forward to an exciting 2012.

Best wishes for health and happiness in the New Year!

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