[Update on shoulder surgery 2010: current treatment strategies for traumatic lesions of the shoulder]

Unfallchirurg. 2010 Jun;113(6):481-90. doi: 10.1007/s00113-010-1747-2.
[Article in German]


The article summarizes the basic literature findings and innovations in the treatment of traumatic shoulder lesions published during the last 3 years. It covers trends in acromioclavicular joint dislocation, traumatic shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears as well as fractures of the humeral head. In particular prospective clinical studies with a high level of evidence are cited, which concern about the outcome of surgical and non-surgical treatment methods and the optimal point for treatment. The aim of this review is therefore to provide direct implications for the clinical treatment algorithm of such lesions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty / trends*
  • Forecasting*
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / trends*
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Shoulder Joint / surgery*