This booklet is intended as an insightful update on daily shoulder management closely based on the content of closed consensus meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Upper Extremity Committee (UEC). Section A provides a comprehensive review of the currently available classifications and outcome scores for shoulder disorders, illustrating their potential pitfalls and limitations. The authors emphasize the need for standardization of shoulder assessment and propose two novel classifications that are expected to facilitate tailoring of management. Section B describes pioneering techniques to re-establish shoulder function after dislocation of the acromio-clavicular joint and covers surgical indications and decision-making criteria. Section C describes the current state of evidence concerning rotator cuff disorders, providing novel theories regarding the underlying biomechanics and reconstruction techniques.
ISAKOS Shoulder Terminology Project - Preliminary Report - Classifications and Scoring Systems: Introduction.- A Review of Rotator Cuff Classifications in Current Use.- ISAKOS Classification System for Rotator Cuff Tears.- A Review of Classifications for the Shoulder Instability.- ISAKOS Consensus Shoulder Instability Classification System. Outcomes Scores for Shoulder Instability and Rotator Cuff Disease. Copenhagen Consensus on Acromio-Clavicular Disorders: Introduction.- Anatomy and biomechanics.- The degenerative AC-joint.- Classification of AC-joint dislocation.- ISAKOS Terminology Project.- Clinical evaluation, and treatment algorithm.- Non-operative treatment.- Surgical treatment.- Conclusion and directions for the future. Buenos Aires Consensus on Rotator Cuff Disease: Known Facts and Unresolved Issues - Proceedings of the 2011-2013 ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee: Anatomy (Bone, Tendon, Bursa and the Neurovascular Anatomy).- Biomechanics.- Tendinosis, Impingement and Ruptures.- Arthroscopic Reconstructions.- Revisions, Augments and Prosthesis.