Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Can the ream and run work for female athletes? A two year followup.

Our data show that women may have a more difficult time with the recovery after the ream and run procedure in comparison to their male counterparts.

However, we still off this procedure to highly motivated women after a thorough discussion of the risks and alternatives for managing their shoulder arthritis.

We recently had a two-year post surgery return visit from a female triathlete in her mid 60s, who before surgery was unable to compete and had this SST result:

And these radiographs, showing loss of joint space and a biconcave glenoid.

Two years after surgery she is back to her sport. Her SST results are:
Her two year films are shown below
She reports that her shoulder is continuing to improve with time.

See also this related post.