Tears of the rotator cuff represent a leading reason for shoulder pain worldwide. Surgery is oftentimes considered for those individuals with a torn rotator cuff when symptoms do not improve despite medications, injections, and physical therapy. Luckily, many rotator cuff tears can be repaired arthroscopically. This is particularly true when cuff tears are repaired right … More Transfer of the Lower Trapezius: An Option to Consider for Bad Rotator Cuff Tears that Cannot Be Fixed
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons extremely important for the function of the shoulder. Tearing of the rotator cuff tendons represents one of the most common reasons of shoulder pain, weakness and poor function (Acute Tears of the Rotator Cuff: Why seek Help Immediately?; A Few Common Questions About Rotator Cuff Tears: … More A tiny nerve in the shoulder can create so much trouble! All you need to know about the suprascapular nerve
Rotator cuff tears represent one of the most common reasons for shoulder pain. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons very important for the function of the shoulder joint. Do you know why the name “cuff” is used? This is because the tendons of these four muscles blend together as they attach … More Arthroscopic Repair of the Rotator Cuff: How is it Done? What to Expect?
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
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)
Joint replacements have proven to be a huge breakthrough in orthopedics. Learn more about the two types of shoulder replacements. … More Shoulder Replacement: Anatomic and Reverse. What is the Difference?
Rotator cuff tears can cause pain and inhibit you from doing your everyday activites. Learn the importance of an early diagnosis and treatments options. … More Acute Tears of the Rotator Cuff: Why seek Help Immediately?