Shoulder DDx

A Cadaveric Investigation of the Dorsal Scapular Nerve.

Nguyen VH, Liu HH, Rosales A, Reeves R. Anat Res Int. 2016;2016:4106981. doi: 10.1155/2016/4106981.

A concise evidence-based physical examination for diagnosis of acromioclavicular joint pathology: a systematic review.

Krill MK, Rosas S, Kwon K, Dakkak A, Nwachukwu BU, McCormick F. Phys Sportsmed. 2017 Dec 13:1-7. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2018.1413920.

A probabilistic orthopaedic population model to predict fatigue-related subacromial geometric variability.

Absolute and Relative Reliability of Pressure Pain Threshold Assessments in the Shoulder Muscles of Participants With and Without Unilateral Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

José Diego Sales do Nascimento, Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín, Lorena Passos Vigolvino, Wandemberg Fortunato de Oliveira, Catarina de Oliveira Sousa. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Feb 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.04.002

An Evidence-Based Approach to Differentiating the Cause of Shoulder and Cervical Spine Pain.

Bokshan SL, DePasse JM, Eltorai AE, Paxton ES, Green A, Daniels AH. Am J Med. 2016 Sep;129(9):913-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.04.023.

Are degenerative rotator cuff disorders a cause of shoulder pain? Comparison of prevalence of degenerative rotator cuff disease to prevalence of nontraumatic shoulder pain through three systematic and critical reviews.

Vincent K, Leboeuf-Yde C, Gagey O. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan 12. pii: S1058-2746(16)30502-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.060.

Biopsychosocial influence on exercise-induced injury: genetic and psychological combinations are predictive of shoulder pain phenotypes

Comparative evaluation of scapular and humeral coordinate systems based on biomedical images of the glenohumeral joint

Do the Findings of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Arthrography, and Ultrasonography Reflect Clinical Impairment in Patients with Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder?

Park GY, Park JH, Kwon DR, Kwon DG, Park J. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jul 4. pii: S0003-9993(17)30448-3. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.06.006.

Does the Critical Shoulder Angle Correlate With Rotator Cuff Tear Progression?

Chalmers PN, Salazar D, Steger-May K, Chamberlain AM, Yamaguchi K, Keener JD. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5249-1.

Effects of an improved biomechanical backpack strap design on load transfer to the shoulder soft tissues

Amir Hadid, Gal Gozes, Avihai Atoon, Amit Gefen, Yoram Epstein. J.Biomech. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.016

Errors in Shoulder Joint Position Sense Mainly Come from the Glenohumeral Joint.

Lin YL, Karduna A. J Appl Biomech. 2016 Oct 5:1-26.

Estimating the Minimal Important Difference for the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) in adults with shoulder pain associated with partial-thickness rotator cuff tears

Cordula Braun, Helen H. Handoll. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. February 12, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.02.003

Examination of the neck when a patient complains of shoulder pain: a global survey of current practice (2019).

Walker T, Cuff A, Salt E, Lynch G, Littlewood C. Musculoskeletal Care. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1002/msc.1458.

Functional thoracic hyperkyphosis model for chronic subacromial impingement syndrome: an insight on evidence based “treat the cause” concept–a case study and literature review.

Guideline for diagnosis and treatment of subacromial pain syndrome

High Prevalence of Superior Labral Tears Diagnosed by MRI in Middle-Aged Patients With Asymptomatic Shoulders.

Schwartzberg R, Reuss BL, Burkhart BG, Butterfield M, Wu JY, McLean KW. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Jan

Incidence of shoulder pain in 40 years old and over and associated factors: A systematic review.

Djade CD, Porgo TV, Zomahoun HTV, Perrault-Sullivan G, Dionne CE. Eur J Pain. 2019 Sep 12. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1482.

It Is Time to Put ‘Special Tests’ for Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain Out to Pasture.

Salamh P, Lewis J. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Apr 9:1-11. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.0606.

Mechanisms of rotator cuff tendinopathy: Intrinsic, extrinsic, or both?

Natural history of frozen shoulder: fact or fiction? A systematic review.

Wong CK, Levine WN, Deo K, Kesting RS, Mercer EA, Schram GA, Strang BL. Physiotherapy. 2017 Mar;103(1):40-47. doi: 10.1016/

Neuropathic pain in patients with rotator cuff tears.

Karasugi T, Ide J, Kitamura T, Okamoto N, Tokunaga T, Mizuta H. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Nov 2;17(1):451.

Overlapping, Masquerading, and Causative Cervical Spine and Shoulder Pathology: A Systematic Review.

Katsuura Y, Bruce J, Taylor S, Gullota L, Kim HJ. Global Spine J. 2020 Apr;10(2):195-208. doi: 10.1177/2192568218822536.

Physical examination tests of the shoulder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test performance

Sigmund Ø. Gismervik, Jon O. Drogset, Fredrik Granviken, Magne Rø and Gunnar Leivseth BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:41 25 January 2017

Physical examination tests of the shoulder: a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests

Predictors of failure after conservative treatment of symptomatic partial-thickness rotator cuff tear

Morteza Nakhaei Amroodi, Mostafa Salariyeh. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. August 6, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.05.009

Psychometric Properties of Pressure Pain Thresholds Measured in 2 Positions for Adults With and Without Neck-Shoulder Pain and Tenderness.

Wang-Price S, Zafereo J, Brizzolara K, Mackin B, Lawson L, Seeger D, Lawson S. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2019 Jul 20. pii: S0161-4754(18)30063-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.11.021.

Quadrilateral space syndrome: a review.

Flynn LS, Wright TW, King JJ. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec 20. pii: S1058-2746(17)30684-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.10.024.

Relationship of individual scapular anatomy and degenerative rotator cuff tears.

Relationships Between Capsular Stiffness and Clinical Features in Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder.

Risk Factors for Shoulder Stiffness: Current Concepts.

Cucchi D, Marmotti A, De Giorgi S, Costa A, D’Apolito R, Conca M, Russo A, Saccomanno MF, de Girolamo L; SIGASCOT Research Committee . Joints. 2017 Dec 11;5(4):217-223. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608951.

Shoulder activity level is not associated with the severity of symptomatic, atraumatic rotator cuff tears in patients electing nonoperative treatment.

Shoulder Examination Tests

Shoulder labral pathomechanics with rotator cuff tears

Shoulder rotator cuff disorders: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and semantic analyses of recommendations

Patrick Doiron-Cadrin, Simon Lafrance, François Desmeules, et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. January 30, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.12.017

Sternoclavicular joint palpation pain: the shoulder’s Waddell sign?

Ponce BA, Archie AT, Watson SL, Hudson PW, Menendez ME, McGwin G, Brabston EW 3rd. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 May 16. pii: S1058-2746(18)30162-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.02.056.

Subacromial Impingment Syndrome does not alter muscle onset activation patterns during shoulder cardinal movement at different speed and load

Silvia Ortega-Cebrián, Caritat Bagur-Cadafal, Rodney Whiteley, Ramon Navarro, … Monserrat Girabent-Farrés. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 30 March 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102161

Suprascapular neuropathy in the setting of rotator cuff tears: study protocol for a double-blinded randomized controlled trial

Nikolaos Platon Sachinis, Achilleas Boutsiadis, Sotirios Papagiannopoulos, Konstantinos Ditsios, Anastasios Christodoulou and Pericles Papadopoulos Trials 2016 17:554 Published on: 22 November 2016

Systematic review of quantitative imaging biomarkers for neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders

Judith E. Gold, David M. Hallman, Fredrik Hellström, Martin Björklund, Albert G. Crenshaw, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mary F. Barbe and Sayed Ali. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 12 September 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1694-y

The effect of glenohumeral plane of elevation on supraspinatus subacromial proximity

Rebekah L. Lawrence, William C. Sessions, Megan C. Jensen, Justin L. Staker, Aya Eid, Ryan Breighner, Nathaniel E. Helwig, Jonathan P. Braman, Paula M. Ludewig. Journal of Biomechamics. August 13, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.08.005

The effects of a rotator cuff tear on activities of daily living in older adults: A kinematic analysis.

The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spine in the upright position: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis

The validity and accuracy of clinical tests used to detect labral pathology of the shoulder–a systematic review.

The variable roles of the upper and lower subscapularis during shoulder motion

US anatomy of the shoulder: Pictorial essay

Validity of Cyriax’s Functional Examination for Diagnosing Shoulder Pain: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study

Ying-Chen Kuo, Lin-Fen Hsieh. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. July 22, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.11.024

What happens to patients when we do not repair their cuff tears? Five-year rotator cuff quality-of-life index outcomes following nonoperative treatment of patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears.

Boorman RS, More KD, Hollinshead RM, Wiley JP, Mohtadi NG, Lo IKY, Brett KR. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Mar;27(3):444-448. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.10.009.

Which physical examination tests provide clinicians with the most value when examining the shoulder? Update of a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests

Why does my shoulder hurt? A review of the neuroanatomical and biochemical basis of shoulder pain.

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