A study conducted by researchers from Rush University Medical Center have debunked the notion that elderly patients shouldn’t have their torn shoulder muscles repaired because of the risk of complications. The new study, to be published in the October issue of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and related Surgery, says elderly patients can significantly improve their pain and function by having minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair their shoulders. “In people over the age of 70, pain is the main issue, and pain relief is a fairly reliable outcome after surgery,” said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nikhil Verma, who led the ... Read More
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