Research Committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 1999;8:351-4.
Millett, shoulder surgeon Vail, Colorado and sports medicine specialist with The Steadman Clinic, was recently named Chair for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Open Program for their Annual Meeting that is set to take place in 2013.
In the current shoulder literature, the majority of outcome studies concentrate solely on objective criteria and clinician-based scores, such as survival analysis the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Score and the Constant-Murley score.
(13-15) Iannotti and Norris (13) found that, compared to other patients with shoulder arthroplasty in their study, patients with posterior subluxation of the humeral head and posterior glenoid erosion had lower final American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
scores, increased pain, and decreased active external rotation.
At 3 to 6 years of follow-up, all six shoulders were rated as excellent by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
(ASES) rating system; all shoulders were demonstrated to have clinical and radiographic union.
Finally, the average pain scores for Groups A and B according to the shoulder index of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
were 44.6 and 42.5 points, respectively (p = 0.77).