Research

Biomechanical and Clinical Research Studies

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Currently, we are examining how different types of needles (the actual morphological shape of the needle) affect the tissues. The goal of biomechanical research is to understand, model and predict how well potential surgical solutions will perform prior to performing procedures on live patients. Using principles of mechanical engineering, we…

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As the field of shoulder surgery, particularly shoulder replacement, grows, the risk of developing shoulder infection increases. Infection, when treated imperfectly, may be a devastating complication. Our goal was to help develop a universal measure to absolutely minimize post-surgical infection. The bacterium (Proprionibacterium Acnes) that is most commonly attributed to…

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Joints are the specialized structures in the musculoskeletal system that connects two bones. Most joints are covered with specialized articular cartilage that provides a smooth, gliding surface allowing near frictionless motion and providing shock absorption at the joint. Arthritis is a condition in which a joint surface becomes damaged and…

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Arthroscopy of the shoulder is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures with low associated risks. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) following shoulder arthroscopy is considered an uncommon complication, with fewer than 50 cases reported in the literature. While guidelines exist for thromboprophylaxis in major orthopedic surgeries such as total hip…

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Isolated fractures of the greater tuberosity are a common shoulder injury accounting for 14-21% of proximal humeral fractures. While nothing has previously been reported on fracture characteristics and their influence on surgical technique, previous reports have viewed greater tuberosity fractures as a uniform injury treated in a single fashion. In…

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Publications 2020 Paul M. Sethi, MD, Chirag D. Sheth, MD  Determining anatomic accuracy of shoulder field injection: triangular injection technique does adequately reach pain transmitters  JSES Int. 2020 Sep; 4(3): 427–430. (Published online 2020 May 26). doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.04.017 Nikhil Mandava, Demetris Delos, MD, Katherine Vadasdi, MD, R. Timothy Greene, MD, Marc…

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On-going Research

Multi-center study examining the shape of shoulder bone spurs and the accuracy of surgeon description awaits acceptance for presentation and publication.
 
 

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