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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Impact of Surgical Wait Time on Posterior Lumbar Spinal Surgery
- And Finally, a Story about Exercise Therapy and Scapular Dyskinesis
For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!
Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #691 recorded November 01, 2019
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Impact of Surgical Wait Time on Posterior Lumbar Spinal Surgery
A prospective observational study was conducted on patients undergoing posterior lumbar spine surgery for degenerative spinal disorders.
The purpose of a 2007 study published in the European Spine Journal, was to evaluate the effect of wait time to surgery on patient derived generic and disease specific functional outcome following surgery.
A prolonged wait to surgery may adversely affect surgical outcome. Although there is literature on the effect of wait time to surgery in surgical fields such as oncology, cardiac, opthamologic, and total joint arthroplasty, little is known regarding the effect of wait time to surgery as it pertains to the spinal surgical population.
The study concluded that a longer wait time to surgery negatively influences the results of posterior lumbar spinal surgery for degenerative conditions as quantified by patient derived functional outcome measures.
The parameters of pain severity and physical aspects of function appear to be the most significantly affected.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2223329
Exercise Therapy and Scapular Dyskinesis
The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, published a 2019 study that is a wide systematic review including any type of clinical trial in which the effect of any type of therapeutic exercise, including scapular muscle strengthening, stretching, and scapular stabilization exercise, is investigated in adult participants.
Therapeutic exercise for scapular muscles is suggested to be effective in reducing shoulder pain in patients with rotator cuff disorders, whereas its effectiveness on scapular position and motion has remained unclear.
Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to investigate whether exercise therapy improves scapular position and motion in individuals with scapular dyskinesis.
The study concluded that there is a lack of evidence for beneficial effects of exercise in improving scapular position and motion in individuals with scapular dyskinesis.
However, exercise is beneficial in reducing pain and disability in individuals with subacromial impingement syndrome.
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