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ARC Trial Protocol Published in JAMA Network

Aug, 2019. The Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) Network has accepted the ARC Trial Protocol for publication as submitted by the ARC Trial Team, lead by Dr. Nitin Jain. The protocol consists of working instructions for how the trial is being conducted, which allows other researchers to evaluate the methods and if desired, duplicate [...]

2019-09-17T09:36:46-06:00September 16th, 2019|General|

Surgery vs. physical therapy for rotator cuff tears

For several years, Therese Glowacki had an unwelcome companion: nagging pain in her right shoulder. It was often quiet, but it barked when she threw, swam, reached out to clean a countertop, extended upward to wipe a window or other routine actions. She recalls three incidents that could have damaged the shoulder. There was a [...]

2019-08-26T11:42:46-06:00August 26th, 2019|General|

Predicting Risk for Atraumatic Rotator Cuff Tears

New research will explore individual risk factors, including genetics. Earlier intervention is an important treatment goal for the growing number of older patients at risk of atraumatic, or degenerative, rotator cuff tears (RCTs). However, today there is still much uncertainty about which patients bear the greatest risk. “We still lack a strong profile of patients who [...]

2019-08-19T14:37:57-06:00August 19th, 2019|General|

Radiologist Taber Thrives on Teaching, Diagnostic Challenges

Jan. 24, 2019—David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an [...]

2019-08-19T14:44:13-06:00June 24th, 2019|General|

Physical Therapy Association honors Dickinson

Apr. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Rebecca Dickinson, PT, received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, highlighting her commitment to developing an evidence base around shoulder disorders, mentoring and connecting with patients. Click here to learn more

2019-08-19T14:40:04-06:00June 24th, 2019|General|