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Studies

During his career, Dr. Owens has been heavily involved in researching innovative treatment options for a variety of sports medicine injuries. As the newest member to the University Orthopedics team at Brown University, Dr. Owens continues to dedicate himself to orthopedic research allowing him to apply the most up to date knowledge to the treatment of sports medicine injuries. The following are links to his most recent studies for Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, and Leg/Ankle injuries.

 

SHOULDER

SHOULDER INSTABILITY

Download  •  Shoulder Subluxations Comprise 85% of All Traumatic Shoulder Instability Events

Download  •  Shoulder Subluxations Result in Bankart Lesions

Download  •  History is Biggest Predictor of Subsequent Shoulder Instability

Download  •  Rotator Cuff Weakness is Not a Risk Factor for Anterior Instability

Download  •  Increased Glenoid Retroversion is Risk Factor for Posterior Instability

Download  •  Pediatric Shoulder Dislocations

Download  •  Young Age Associated with Higher Failure Rate of Instability Repair

Download  •  In-Season Shoulder Instability in Athletes

 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR

Download  •  Subscapularis Tears Associated with Concomitant Pathology

Download  •  Supplemental and Hyperbaric Oxygen may not Improve Rotator Cuff Healing

Download  •  Technical Report on All-Inside Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Repair

SUBACROMIAL IMPINGEMENT

Download  •  Subacromial Impingement is Most Common in Persons Older Than 40

 

SLAP LESION/BICEPS TENDINOPATHY

Download  •  Male Gender and Increasing Age Risk Factors or SLAP Lesions

 

ACROMIOCLAVICULAR (A-C) SPRAIN/SHOULDER SEPARATION

Download  •  Acromioclavicular Joint (AC) Sprains are Common in Athletes

Download  •  Anatomic Reconstruction of Acromioclavicular Joint Injury

 

PECTORALIS MAJOR TENDON TEAR

Download  •  Anatomic Study of Pectoralis Major Tendon to Facilitate Surgical Repair

Download  •  Teenage Athlete Sustains Bony Avulsion of Pectoralis Tendon

Download  •  Allograft Reconstruction May be Required for Chronic Pectoralis tears

 

CLAVICLE FRACTURE

Download  •  Close to Half of Clavicle Fractures Occur During Athletic Activity

Download  •  Epidemiology of Fractures in Military

Download  •  ORIF of Clavicle Fracture Results in Good Functional Outcomes in Most Military Patients

 

SNAPPING SCAPULA SYNDROME

Download  •  Open Scapula Resection Can be Performed in the Beach Chair Position

Download  •  Snapping Scapula Syndrome is Rare Condition but can be Treated with Arthroscopic Resection

 

ELBOW

LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS (TENNIS ELBOW)

Download  •  Tennis Elbow is Common Condition in Athletic Patients

Download  •  Epicondylitis is Common Condition

Download  •  Upper Extremity Injuries are Common in MLB Pitchers

Download  •  Tibial Eminence Fractures in Adolescents are ACL Avulsions

Download  •  ACL Tears are Endemic in the Military Population

Download  •  Cooling and Compression Therapy Improves Pain Control Following ACL Reconstruction

Download  •  Allograft ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes has High Failure Rate

Download  •  Military Movement Course Changes Jump Landing Mechanics

Download  •  ACL Injury Results in Changes in Cartilage Biomarkers

Download  •  Use of Post-Reconstruction Brace for ACL Patients is Debated

Download  •  Autograft ACL Revision Reconstruction has Better Outcomes

Download  •  Mulitply Revised ACL Patients have More Degenerative Changes in Knee

Download  •  Smaller Bone Blocks May be Used for BTB Autografts

Download  •  Multiple Radiographic Findings at Revision ACL Reconstruction

Download  •  Femoral Tunnel Malposition Seen at ACL Revision

Download  •  Modern Pump Design Results in Shorter Time for ACL Reconstruction

Download  •  MCL Injuries are Common in Young Athletes

Download  •  Primary Repair and Early Rehabilitation is Effective Option for Knee Dislocation

Download  •  Patella Dislocations with Cartilage Injury may Require Surgery

Download  •  Patella Dislocations are Common in Military Personnel

Download  •  Primary Patella Dislocations may Require Surgery

Download  •  More Than Half of Patella Dislocation Occur During Sports

Download  •  Meniscal Tears in Young Athletes Should Undergo Repair if Possible

Download  •  Many Options for Surgical Repair of Meniscus Tears Exist

Download  •  Increasing Age is Risk Factor for Meniscus Injury

Download  •  40% of ACL Patients have Meniscal Tear at Surgery

Download  •  Revision Meniscus Transplants are Rare

Download  •  Knee Tibiofemoral Cartilage Lesions have Surgical Options

Download  •  Knee Patellofemoral Cartilage Lesions have Surgical Options

Download  •  Clinical Grading Systems for Osteoarthritis are Reliable

Download  •  Chondrosis is Related to Meniscus Surgery at Time of ACL Reconstruction

Download  •  chondrosis is related to meniscus status, alignment and bmi

Download  •  viscosupplementation is an option for patients with early osteoarthritis

Download  •  Ankle Sprains are Endemic in Young, Active Military Patients

Download  •  Half of All Ankle Sprains Occur During Sports

Download  •  Risk Factors for Ankle Sprain in Athletes

Download  •  Risk Factors for Medial and Syndesmotic Ankle Sprain

 

Download  •  Achilles Tendinopathy is Associated with Age and Increased Bodyweight

Download  •  Risk Factors for Achilles Tendon Rupture Identified

 

Download  •  Risk Factors for Failure Following Surgical Release for Exercise induced compartment syndrome of leg

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