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Arthroscopic Triple Labral Repair in an Adolescent



Traumatic glenohumeral dislocations often result in significant injury to the ...

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Delivering Leading Edge Orthopedic Medicine to Japan

Rotator cuff tears are very common in adults and are the leading cause of shoulder pain in people over 50 years of age. Patients with irreparable cuff tears may develop “Cuff Tear Arthropathy: CTA”; a form of shoulder arthritis. Until recently, ...

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Friday Night Lights

It’s that time of year again! Kids are headed back to school and fall sports like football and soccer are underway. As a team doc for several area high school football teams, Dr. Trenhaile is very familiar with injuries suffered on the field.
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Pioneering Surgical Solutions, Right Here, Right Now.

Rotator cuff disease is a common dilemma people face today. More than half of adults over the age of 60 endure some degree of rotator cuff tear explaining why it is the most common cause of shoulder pain among people of the same age.

The ro...

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Affecting Healthcare for All

Dr. Trenhaile has been invited to serve as a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Hospital Harm Performance Measure that Yale/Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/ Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is developing along...

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Bringing Innovation to the Field of Medicine:

Dr. Trenhaile received a patent this past November for an implement and procedure, which allows surgeons to address long head biceps pathology in the shoulder in an all-arthroscopic manner. This is the first all-arthroscopic biceps tenodesis system i...

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Election to Prestigious Society Enhances Dr. Trenhaile’s Offerings

At the annual meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) this October, Dr. Trenhaile was elected as an Associate Member. The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) are a renowned society whose mission is to support the ethical pr...

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On the Sidelines… Caring for High School and College Level Athletes During Games

Since 2002, Dr. Trenhaile has been covering numerous athletic teams in the Rockford area including those of Rockford Lutheran, Belvidere, Belvidere North, and Harlem high schools. He has also covered college events at Rockford University since 2004...

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Caring for the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs

Developing and maintaining the superior physical condition of its professional athletes is of certain interest to The Chicago Blackhawks Organization. Dr. Trenhaile was honored to be invited to join the Chicago Blackhawks Medical Network to take care...

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Local surgeon co-authors article on new surgical technique

Local surgeon Scott Trenhaile recently co-authored an article, "Massive Rotator Cuff Repair With All-arthroscopic Patch Augmentation: A surgical Technique," published in the June 2016 edition of Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

The ...

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Medical Innovation Happens when Surgeons Upgrade How They Teach.

Dr. Trenhaile serves as Expert Surgeon for ACL Knee Surgery at the AANA Copernicus Workshop.


In 2010, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) set out to learn better strategies for educating its member-surgeons. An appoi...

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When is it too early for sport specialization?

Before 12 years old. Maybe.

A recent article in The American Journal of Sports Medicine tackles (pun intended) an often-asked question in recent years: when is it too early for sport specialization?

What does single-sport specializa...

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How should I modify if I am injured or think I am injured?

People ask all the time “If it hurts, should I push through it.” You have to get in tune with your body. Is it sore because you’re exerting yourself in ways you haven’t pushed before? Or is it pain, and are there other things accompanying tha...

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When is the right time to take the plunge for a shoulder arthroplasty?

Patients come to my office with shoulder pain for many reasons. One of the more common conditions in my shoulder practice is osteoarthritis....

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Fitness: It’s all about the journey

Fitness is a life long journey with ups and downs and many different roads. Be willing to adapt to your injuries and your current needs. Read More...

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Internationally recognized doctor practices at Rockford Orthopedic

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Rockford orthopedic constructed a surgical teaching lab two years ago-- helping a local doctor extend his reach globally.

The world famous doctor is making bone-chilling discoveries in the field of orthopedics righ...

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Dr. Trenhaile completes first InSpace balloon implementation in the Midwest for major rotator cuff repair procedures

ROCKFORD, IL; July 19, 2015 – Dr. Scott Trenhaile of Rockford Orthopedic Associates announced the Midwest’s first implementation of OrthoSpace Ltd.’s InSpace biodegradable balloon system, at the Rockford Orthopedic Surgery Center....

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Higher readmission rates experienced after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

Compared with patients who underwent hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty, patients who underwent reverse total shoulder arthroplasty had higher readmission rates, according to study results.

Using the State Inpatient Database fro...

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The feasibility of continuous ECG surveillance of marathon athletes

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) surveillance and data transfer over the publi...

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Interview with Scott Trenhaile, MD: When will I feel normal again after surgery?

We recently sat down with Dr. Scott Trenhaile to talk about an involved, complicated question he hears from patients: when will I feel normal?...

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Identifying risk factors for ACL re-injury

Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study being presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests that identification and pat...

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High success rates seen for combined meniscal, ACL repair

Concurrent meniscal and ACL repair has shown high rates of success, according to a presenter here.
Researchers evaluated 235 patients from the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) who underwent both unilateral primary ACL reconstructio...

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NFL players return to the game after stabilizing shoulder surgery

Shoulder instability is a common injury in football players but the rate of return to play has not been regularly determined following surgery. A new study, discussed at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting, d...

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Elbow surgery risk may be increased by early entry to Major League Baseball

The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a player's career, say research...

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Risk factors identified for little league shoulder

As cases of Little League Shoulder (LLS) occur more frequently, the need for additional information about the causes and outcomes of the condition has become clear. Researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOS...

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You can have shoulder arthritis and still be fit and active

You just know that if you don’t change your workout habits, you’ll end up not being able to work out.

I know because I was there. My shoulder sounds like gravel, and I had a tough time changing my workout style, but I knew I had to make ...

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Study finds shoulder replacement eases pain, improves motion in rheumatoid arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is a common problem for rheumatoid arthritis patients: pain and difficulty moving their arms can grow so severe that daily tasks and sleep become difficult. If medication and physical therapy aren't enough, shoulder replacement sur...

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Study highlights importance of Bankart lesion size for arthroscopic repair techniques

One of the first studies to analyze the outcomes of arthroscopic repair according to lesion size suggests small-sized bony Bankart lesions should be treated with a different procedure than lesions measuring 12.5 to 25 of the inferior glenoid width.

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Overuse Injuries, Burnout in Youth Sports Can Have Long-Term Effects

As an emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, overuse injuries and burnout have become common. Given these concerns, the American Medical Society for Spo...

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Early motion shows results comparable to immobilization after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

In a 30-month follow-up of young patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, researchers found no significant differences in shoulder function between those who had early passive range of motion and patients who were immobilized.

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Improper way of working out may do more harm than good

With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good.

Nearly 500,000 workout-related injuries occur each y...

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A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Prevent Disease in Children

Studies conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., show that when children increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Ben...

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Obesity May Limit Overall Function Two Years After Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Patients with obesity undergo a disproportionately higher number of elective orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. Total shoulder arthroplasty is an excellent procedure for pain relief and functional improvement in patients with shoulder arthritis.
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Study: RSA improves short-term function in younger patients with arthritis, rotator cuff deficiency

Researchers found improved function at short-term follow-up in younger patients with arthritis or rotator cuff deficiency undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty, but noted that patient satisfaction was lower than previous reports of satisfaction in...

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Young athletes at risk for lower back injuries

Lower back injuries are the third most common injuries suffered in athletes under age 18, according to a study presented by Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician NeeruJayanthi, MD. Many injuries are severe enough to sideline youn...

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Hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury

Athletes ages 8 to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a single sport, are more likely to be injured, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Nation...

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Reason for seeking treatment influences preoperative expectations of arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Researchers from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute analyzed patient expectations before arthroscopic shoulder surgery and found that while the main expectation of all patients was return to sport, secondary expectations varied in importance d...

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12 Minutes Of Exercise A Week Could Be Enough To Stay Fit

"Regular exercise training improves maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), but the optimal intensity and volume necessary to obtain maximal benefit remains to be defined. A growing body of evidence suggests that exercise training with low-volume but high-in...

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Athletes need to be careful to monitor diet, weight to maintain muscle mass

Athletes seeking a healthy performance weight should eat high fiber, low-fat food balanced with their training regimen in order to maintain muscle while still burning fat, according to a report by an Oregon State University researcher.

"Depe...

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Different options for shoulder replacement

Question: I am considering having my shoulder replaced. What questions should I be asking my doctor?

Answer: The decision to replace your shoulder joint is a very serious one. The most important factor in choosing a surgeon is their experien...

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Elbow injuries in major league baseball pitchers likely predicted by range of motion

Certain elements of a pitcher's throwing mechanics can increase the risk for elbow injuries, according to information presented by researchers at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

The resea...

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After elbow surgery, successful long-term results enjoyed by baseball players

Baseball players undergoing ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) surgery are able to return to the same or higher level of competition for an extended period of time, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine'...

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Better posture can help ease shoulder pain from impingement

Shoulder pain from impingement occurs frequently as the rotator cuff tendons and sometimes a bursal sac get pinched under the roof of the shoulder blade or the acromion. People with a downward slope of the acromion, or who have developed bone spurs f...

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Youth football concussions occurred mostly during games, not practice

Children playing tackle football are more likely to sustain a concussion during games and not practice, according to recent study results published in The Journal of Pediatrics....

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Patch and Steroids Equally Effective for Shoulder Pain

For patients with shoulder impingement syndrome, a twice-daily heated lidocaine tetracaine patch (Synera, ZARS Pharma) reduces pain to the same extent as a single steroid injection, a new study shows.

"Based on this small study, it appears t...

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Finding New Ways to Return Patients to an Active Lifestyle: Q A with Dr. Scott Trenhaile

Scott Trenhaile, MD, board-certified in sports medicine, currently practices with Rockford (Ill.) Orthopedic Associates. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford. He spe...

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When Athletic Shoes Cause Injury

Sometimes innovative science requires innovative machinery, like a moveable, four-legged robotic sled that can wear shoes, a contraption recently developed and deployed by researchers at the University of Calgary to test whether grippy athletic shoes...

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Relief for Rotator Cuff Tears

While athletes suffer from traumatic forms of the injury, for many others age is to blame for torn rotator cuffs. It’s believed millions of Americans over 60 suffer from one. Every year 250 thousand people go under the knife for relief, but now the...

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Traumatic Subscapularis Tendon Tear in an Adolescent American Football Player

Isolated traumatic subscapularis tendon tears are uncommon at any age. In adolescent patients, this type of injury is even more infrequent and usually presents as a bony avulsion of the lesser tuberosity. This report reviews a case of an adolescent A...

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Need for changes in rotator cuff surgery rehabilitation suggests study

Existing rehabilitation used for people undergoing tendon-bone repairs like rotator cuff repair perhaps partially to blame for the high rates of failed healing post-surgery suggests study by a new Hospital for Special Surgery. Experiments in a rat mo...

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