Your shoulder is an important joint. The trouble is, as you get older your shoulder joint becomes worn and for some it becomes so badly worn that it can lead a debilitating condition. In other instances, you might suffer a shoulder injury. In either instance, shoulder surgery restores your range of motion by repairing the

Your shoulder is often one of the most mobile joints in the body because it helps you reach over your head, rotate your arm and lift your arm as necessary throughout the day. Unfortunately, this constant movement can result in lessening stability as you age. Sudden injury can also cause the head of your upper

What is chronic lateral epicondylitis? Chronic lateral epicondylitis is an inflammatory condition of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the elbows outside area. Three bones make up the joint to the elbow. The ligaments, muscles, and tendons are what hold the elbow together and when they wear out then surgery might be required.

There are thousands of total shoulder replacements performed successfully every year across the country for those individuals with arthritis of the shoulder. For patients that have large tears of the rotator cuff and arthritic inflammation in this area (normally known as cuff tear arthropathy), a conventional shoulder replacement may not be enough to successfully  provide

The technique of arthroscopic elbow surgery has been in use since the 1980’s and has made diagnosing, treating, and recovery from surgery much easier. Due to the small size of the arthroscope and the surgical instruments used, Phoenix orthopedic surgeons are able to perform the surgery through a series of small incisions instead of having

Meniscus transplant isn’t the type of knee surgery most people need. It is used for a specific pattern of knee pain. In the majority of cases, you will have already had the meniscus removed and then following that surgery developed knee pain. In other cases, it can be because you are too young to be

Frozen shoulder refers to a condition known as adhesive capsulitis which affects around 2 percent of the population. Frozen shoulder is most common in women between the ages 40-60. This condition causes the shoulder to become stiff and sore, eventually limiting the mobility of the joint. This is caused by the capsule of the shoulder

About The OATS Procedure The OATS procedure known in full as the Osteo Articular Transfer System is used to treat cartilage defects. This procedure which is also referred to as the mosaic system or mosaicplasty was developed with the aim of encouraging natural cartilage damage repair. The procedure involves transplanting healthy cartilage into the damaged

The ulnar collateral ligament or UCL is an area of tissue on the medial side of your elbow. The UCL is made up of the posterior (back), anterior (front) and transverse ligaments. These ligaments work together to provide stability for the elbow. The posterior ligament provides additional stability when the elbow is extended, the anterior

Understanding the causes for Total Shoulder Replacement In a survey done in 2008, an estimated two million people in the US, specifically adults, went to the doctor to complain about the pain that they felt in their shoulders. This primarily due to the problem that the shoulder’s rotator cuff imposes. Rotator cuffs are responsible for

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