Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (also known as RSA) was developed in Europe in the late 1980s, in order to treat rotator cuff joint abnormalities in conjunction with degenerative arthritis of the shoulder. Only approved by the FDA in 2004, RSA has significantly improved rotator cuff and arthritis treatments. It has the potential to successfully treat insufficiencies

If you have a rotator cuff tear an orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery if other nonsurgical treatments do not relieve the pain. If your arms are overhead for sports or work, or if you are very active, your orthopedic surgeon may also recommend surgery. Surgery designed to repair a rotator cuff tear often involves the

A SLAP tear refers to a superior labrum anterior to posterior tear. In layman’s terms this means that the labral cartilage in the shoulder has been injured or torn. The labrum is a ring of tissue that surrounds the shoulder socket. This tissue is firm to help keep the shoulder bone sitting in the socket

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder. After a while, the shoulder usually becomes very difficult to move. Frozen shoulder occurs in roughly 2 percent of people. Women are more commonly affected than men. It usually affects people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Doctors do not completely understand

You’ve been suffering for some time with pain and discomfort as a result of your knee degeneration and finally you have decided to see an orthopedic doctor for help. Choosing the right orthopedic doctor can be a bit daunting. Here are some things to consider when choosing your orthopedic surgeon. •    Experience – How long

Tommy John surgery is the reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow. This type of surgery is usually done for those who have problems with throwing. Baseball pitchers usually have injury to the elbow and require the surgery. With this procedure, the elbow is unstable and requires extensive surgical repair to fix the

Common chronic conditions can occur in the shoulders of throwing athletes, particularly baseball players and more specifically in pitchers. These painful shoulder conditions include tendinitis, bursitis, impingement, and subluxation. Symptoms of Shoulder Injuries Typically, the main complaint with any shoulder injury is pain that gets progressively worse. At first, the pain may only be noticeable

An ACL tear, known as an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear, can be devastating to a promising athlete. The healing process is nonexistent with conservative treatments, as the ligament has a very poor blood supply.  Thanks to modern medicine, reconstruction is possible with either autograft or allograft tissue, both of which work to reconstruct and replace

What Is Shoulder Instability? Shoulder instability occurs when the joint surrounding the shoulder does not work as it should. The shoulder is structured in a way that the ball is meant to stay within the socket so as to provide it with its great range of motion. The bulk of shoulder stability comes from the

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