Learn the causes of shoulder instability, how it is medically assessed, and the treatment options. … More Shoulder Multidirectional Instability (MDI): What is it all about?
If you, any of your friends, or a family member suffers from shoulder pain, chances are the rotator cuff was brought up as a possible culprit, right? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons very important for the function of the shoulder. Four muscles form the rotator cuff: subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor. These muscles originate from the shoulder blade and their tendons attach to the upper part of the arm bone or humerus. When tendon fibers become detached from bone, the term rotator cuff tear is used. Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common reasons of shoulder pain, and paradoxically, at the same time, there are many, many people that have a torn rotator cuff and never suffered pain or any other shoulder issues! Isn’t that something! … More A Few Common Questions About Rotator Cuff Tears: How Do They Happen? Do They Heal? Do They Get Bigger? Why?
Few shoulder conditions will occasionally bring individuals to tears, literally. Calcifying tendonitis is one of them. Although this condition improves on its own most of the time, it can be really painful for a while! Luckily, most individuals with calcifying tendonitis do not require surgery; however, when required, surgical removal of the deposits of calcium can feel like a life-saver…, and it is done using minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. … More How Can Calcium Granules in the Tendons of the Shoulder Hurt so Much?! All You Need to Know About Calcifying Tendonitis
Shoulder replacement may be the best solution for bad fractures of the upper end of the humerus … More Joint Replacement May Be the Best Solution for Really Bad Shoulder Fractures
All you need to know as a patient if you are contemplating should replacement surgery … More Answers to Common Questions About Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement: The Patient’s Perspective
Most of us know what happens in a heart attack or in a stroke: the blood supply to a segment of the heart or brain gets clogged, leading to tissue damage. You may or may not know that certain regions of the skeleton can also suffer the same process: the blood supply to a segment of the bone is blocked, resulting in a “bone attack”, or a “bone stroke”. … More Avascular Necrosis: When the Shoulder Humeral Head Suffers a Stroke
Labrum: A Latin word you will hear, here and there, around the hip, and around the shoulder. Did you know that the word “Labrum” means “lip (or lip-like)”? Many individuals with shoulder pain are told that they have a torn labrum, usually based on an imaging study called magnetic resonance (MRI). The tricky part is to … More My Shoulder Superior Labrum is Torn: Do I Need Surgery?
The acromioclavicular or AC joint in the shoulder can get injured and separate, sometimes requiring surgery … More My Shoulder is Separated, Do I Need Surgery? Injuries to the Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint
Shoulder dislocations may continue to happen all the time unless treated surgically. For shoulders with substantial bone loss, coracoid bone transfer is best. … More My Shoulder Dislocates: Am I a Candidate for the Latarjet Procedure?
Have you ever heard about shoulders getting frozen when immobilized for a long time after an injury? I am sure you have! Interestingly, most patients who develop a frozen shoulder never had an injury. The freeze comes out of the blue, for no particular reason, and it is all due to a very particular condition, known as adhesive capsulitis. … More Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)