Shoulder Concepts 2013: Consensus and Concerns

Proceedings of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committees 2009-2013

  • Guillermo Arce
  • Klaus Bak
  • Kevin P Shea
  • Felix Savoie III
  • William Benjamin Kibler
  • Eiji Itoi
  • Augustus D. Mazzocca
  • Knut Beitzel
  • Emilio Calvo
  • Benno Ejnisman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. ISAKOS Shoulder Terminology Project; Preliminary Report; Classifications and Scoring Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kevin P. Shea, Guillermo Arce
      Pages 3-4
    3. Paulo Santoro Belangero, Benno Ejnisman, Guillermo Arce
      Pages 5-13
    4. Emilio Calvo and the ISAKOS Upper Extremity and Anthroscopy Committees
      Pages 15-23
    5. Guillermo Arce, Kevin P. Shea
      Pages 35-48
  3. Copenhagen Consensus on Acromio-Clavicular Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Klaus Bak, Augustus Mazzocca, Knut Beitzel, Eiji Itoi, Emilio Calvo, Guillermo Arce et al.
      Pages 51-67
  4. Buenos Aires Consensus on Rotator Cuff Disease: Known Facts and Unresolved Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Felix Savoie, Eiji Itoi, Guillermo Arce
      Pages 71-76
    3. Ben Kibler, Giovanni Di Giacomo
      Pages 77-79
    4. Klaus Bak, Eiji Itoi, Augustus Mazzocca, Tom Ludvigsen
      Pages 81-86
    5. Jaap Willems, Dan Guttmann, Guillermo Arce, Greg Bain
      Pages 87-94
    6. Felix Savoie III, John Uribe, Matthew Provencher, Francisco Vergara, Emilio Calvo
      Pages 95-98

About this book


The ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee (UEC) meets on a biannual basis for Closed Consensus Meetings. Each summit, a worldwide expert panel of surgeons and researchers convene for an in-depth discussion about a controversial topic. The purpose of this endeavor is to combine expertise and reach international consensus for the most appropriate management of various shoulder disorders. This booklet constitutes an integral part of the agreement encountered during these meetings.

Section A provides a comprehensive review of the currently available Classifications and Outcome Scores for shoulder disorders, illustrating their potential pitfalls and limitations. Section B presents a summary of the Acromio-Clavicular Joint (ACJ) Consensus Summit, describing pioneering techniques to re-establish shoulder function after dislocation. Section C describes the current state of evidence of Rotator Cuff Disorders, providing novel theories regarding its underlying biomechanics and reconstruction techniques. The 2009-2013 ISAKOS UEC members hope the readers find this compendium an insightful update for daily shoulder management.


Acromio-clavicular joint Arthroscopy Classification and scores Rotator cuff Shoulder

Editors and affiliations

  • Guillermo Arce
    • 1
  • Klaus Bak
    • 2
  • Kevin P Shea
    • 3
  • Felix Savoie III
    • 4
  • William Benjamin Kibler
    • 5
  • Eiji Itoi
    • 6
  • Augustus D. Mazzocca
    • 7
  • Knut Beitzel
    • 8
  • Emilio Calvo
    • 9
  • Benno Ejnisman
    • 10
  1. Diagnóstico y Tratamiento, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryInstituto ArgentinoBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Parkens Private HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Health CenterUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  4. 4.School of MedicineTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Shoulder Center of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  6. 6., Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan
  7. 7.Health Center, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  8. 8.Health Center, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  9. 9.Reconstruction Surgery Unit, Dept. of Orthopedic SurgeryShoulder and ElbowMadridSpain
  10. 10.CETE-UNIFESP-EPMSão PauloBrazil

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