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Editorial Commentary: Suprascapular Neuropathy in Overhead Athletes: To Release or Not to Release?

Source:- ScienceDirect

Patrick J.DenardM.D.(Editorial Board)

A growing body of evidence has demonstrated that repetitive overhead athletes with shoulder pathology often have associated infraspinatus atrophy and suprascapular neuropathy. Although decompression of the suprascapular nerve has not been shown to clearly impact outcomes in the general population, release of the nerve in overhead athletes with documented evidence of impingement may improve outcomes in this high-demand population.

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20 of the Top North American Shoulder Surgeons: 2015

Source:- Orthopedics This Week

"Dr. Denard is an orthopedic surgeon at Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc. At a very young age, Dr. Denard has produced an extensive body of work that is helping to set the standard of care in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Now he is expanding his areas of research to include very important work in arthroplasty and biomechanics of the shoulder. From the technical standpoint, he is a very gifted surgeon."

20 of the top north american shoulder surgeons: 2015

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