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Rotator Cuff Across the Life Span

ISAKOS Consensus Book

  • Andreas B. Imhoff
  • Felix H. SavoieIII

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Basic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Emilio Calvo, Carlos Rebollón Guardado, Diana Morcillo, Guillermo Arce
      Pages 3-10
    3. Laura A. Vogel, Andreas Voss, Augustus D. Mazzocca
      Pages 19-31
    4. Laura A. Vogel, Santiago Rodriguez, Mary Beth R. McCarthy, Andreas Voss, Augustus D. Mazzocca
      Pages 33-42
    5. Carina Cohen, Eduardo A. Figueiredo, Mariana F. Leal, Benno Ejnisman
      Pages 43-46
  3. The Young Athletic High Risk Patient (Age 10–30)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Carina Cohen, Benno Ejnisman
      Pages 49-51
    3. Anant Dixit, Meghan E. Bishop, Brandon J. Erickson, Anthony A. Romeo
      Pages 61-69
    4. Jorge Rojas Lievano, Stephen C. Weber, Edward McFarland
      Pages 71-81
    5. Eiji Itoi, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
      Pages 83-88
    6. Stephanie C. Petterson, Kevin D. Plancher
      Pages 89-105
    7. Taku Hatta, Eiji Itoi
      Pages 107-111
  4. RC in the Middle Ages (Age 30–50)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stephen S. Burkhart, Robert U. Hartzler
      Pages 125-128
    3. Hunter Hood, Felix H. Savoie III
      Pages 129-135

About this book


This book presents the consensus findings of the ISAKOS Shoulder Committee regarding the treatment options in patients suffering from shoulder pain and reduced function or dead arm syndrome as a consequence of rotator cuff injuries. The aim is twofold: to equip readers with a precise knowledge of the presenting characteristics of these injuries in different age groups and to describe in detail the initial management and surgical and non-surgical approaches, taking into account the age-specific features. Readers will find clear descriptions of all the latest arthroscopic techniques, which allow repair of even the largest tears. The indications for and performance of tendon transfer procedures, biceps tenotomy, tenodesis, hemiarthroplasty, anatomic shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and revision surgery are explained. Helpful guidance is also provided on the use of strategies to promote rotator cuff healing, including stem cell therapy and scaffolds. The authors are leading experts in the field, and the book will be of value for all shoulder surgeons and orthopaedic trainees and consultants, as well as sports medicine specialists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas B. Imhoff
    • 1
  • Felix H. SavoieIII
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic SportsmedicineUniversity of Munich (TUM), Orthopaedic SportsmedicineMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsTulane University School of Medicine, Department of OrthopaedicsNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

Andreas B. Imhoff, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chairman/Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Technical University Munich (TUM), Hospital Rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany. He is a past President and General Secretary of the German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA) and will be the AGA Congress Chairman in the year 2016–7. He has also served on the executive boards of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (for almost 20 years) and the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology since 2009. Professor Imhoff is current Chairman of the ISAKOS Shoulder Committee. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and Honorary Membership (AANA, AGA, BuenosAires, Chile, India, Malaysia) and regularly appears in the Focus Toplist of Shoulder and Knee Surgeons, receiving maximum points. He received the livetime Malaysian Federal Honorary Award of Darjah Kebesaran PANGLIMA JASA NEGARA (P.J.N.) “DATUK” 2011.

He is a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals and Editor-in-Chief of Arthroskopie and the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. He is the author of more than 300 papers cited in PubMed and author or editor of 32 books.

Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, is Ray J. Haddad Professor of Orthopaedics, Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA. He is also Chief, Division of Sports Medicine and Director of the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Professor Savoie is a Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is a member of the ISAKOS Board of Directors and current Deputy Chair of the ISAKOS Shoulder Committee. Professor Savoie has been the recipient of various honors and awards. He has undertaken many visiting professorships and is a board examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS). He is an editorial board member or reviewer for a number of leading journals in the field and is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as the editor or author of eight previous books.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rotator Cuff Across the Life Span
  • Book Subtitle ISAKOS Consensus Book
  • Editors Andreas B. Imhoff
    Felix H. Savoie III
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-58728-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-58729-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 526
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 209 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
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“The main audience is orthopedic surgeons who have a special interest in caring for upper extremity disorders, shoulder specialists and sports medicine physicians. … This is an important work and it is very highly recommended to shoulder specialists, sports medicine physicians, and their trainees.” (Edward Abraham, Doody's Book Reviews, August 16, 2019)