Tears of the rotator cuff are a very common reason for shoulder pain, weakness and poor motion. The rotator cuff is a group of deep muscles all around the shoulder joint. They provide stability and power to the joint, and unfortunately, they are prone to both injuries and wear with overuse and aging. Some of … More Tears of the Subscapularis: Hidden and Forgotten, No More!
The shoulder blade area and surrounding muscles may become irritated and painful for multiple reasons. Some of the most frustrated patients I have seen in my practice complain of years and years of painful snapping around the upper shoulder blade region. Oftentimes, these individuals have been told that physical therapy exercises are all they need … More When Painful Snapping Around the Shoulder Blade Becomes Debilitating…: The Snapping Scapula Syndrome
The whole purpose of joints is to provide motion between segments of the skeleton. Why would we ever consider surgically eliminating motion at the shoulder joint? At first, it sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But believe it or not, in certain desperate situations, shoulder fusion is a very good alternative… What do we mean … More Fusing Together the Bones at the Shoulder Joint: A Reasonable Alternative for Selective Desperate Situations
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?
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?