Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: There are thousands of opportunities to see how to think about and do an arthroscopic RCR. I created 3 videos to illustrate my approach learned after 30 years (actually predating arthroscopic repair times) of experience. This may be of interest to you or at least to your younger colleagues and residents. Here is the link to the series: https://www.vumedi.com/channel/codman-shoulder-society/tab/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-science-art/ Best Regards, JP Warner MD Founder, CSS
Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Christian Gerber has said, “If two people agree one is not a surgeon.” Gerber also gave us the concept of Critical Shoulder Angle (CSA). So, there is a controversy regarding the application of this concept not only to rotator cuff etiology but to effect on healing after repair. There is also a controversy as this relates to shoulder arthroplasty and that is the focus of this communication. Enclosed is one of Gerber’s original articles on the concept of CSA and also three papers which claim or refute an important effect on shoulder arthroplasty. You be the judge. This is an area that deserves some discussion. Kind Regards JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS
Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a video (see link below) which considers both the strategy and execution of shoulder arthroplasty. By now most of you are familiar with VR (Virtual Planning) and PSI (Patient Specific Instrumentation) guides. You may also be familiar with the application of Navigation and robotics in shoulder arthroplasty. But have you considered the application of MR (Mixed Reality) to shoulder arthroplasty. Enclosed is a short video of this new approach and the value proposition for such technology. This is likely the beginning of an entirely different approach to shoulder surgery. I believe it will be a game changer, but of course I have a conflict of interest.