Enjoy this episode on Balloon for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears  as Dr. Joseph Abboud gives us a great talk! 

Link to post: www.naileditortho.com/balloon 

Link to Youtuve Video: https://youtu.be/LV9f_82B8x0 

Prior episodes to check out for baseline knowledge on rotator cuffs:

#28 Rotator Cuff Tears w/ Dr. Choate

#48 Superior Capsular Reconstruction w/ Dr. Mitchell

Dr. Abboud is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and specializes in the treatment of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders.  He is an internationally recognized authority on the treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders.  He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and has recently completed his four year term as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.  


Dr. Abboud graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Joseph’s University in 1994 with a B.S. in Biology.  He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was promoted with “Distinction.”  He earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and graduated with honors in 1998.  He went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he served as the administrative chief resident.  He subsequently completed two (one-year) fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania in Shoulder and Elbow surgery and orthopaedic biomechanics.

He has presented over 500 lectures nationally and internationally and is the author of over 200 scientific articles and several textbooks.  He has an active interest in basic science research focusing on the modulation of scar formation after injury and surgery, biologic markers for prediction of rotator cuff healing, as well as the role of cholesterol in tendon health.  This research has been funded by prestigious grants from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.


In this episode we talk about:

  • Massive rotator cuff tears
  • Treatment options
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Subacromial balloon insertion
  • Video technique
  • + more

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