The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and provides movement in multiple directions. All types of people can incur shoulder injuries that require surgery. Sports-related injuries include a torn rotator cuff. Traumatic falls on the shoulder or dislocation of the joint can also result in a tear that requires surgery or repair.  

In a period of 7 years, some 5 million Americans visited their doctors about a rotator cuff tear. These injuries are incredibly common and quite debilitating. The injury can happen for a number of reasons (both long-term overuse or a traumatic injury). What is a rotator cuff tear? What is a massive tear? The rotator

Is your shoulder hurting and have you observed a deformity in your shoulder? If you’ve recently suffered a shoulder injury, you may be suffering from a separated or dislocated shoulder. Often mistaken for the same thing, a shoulder separation and a shoulder dislocation different conditions, caused by different injuries and requiring a different course of

Shoulder instability affects thousands of Americans across the country each year. For most, it is an inconvenience, and annoyance that needs treating but is not essential to their life and survival. But for one population getting back to 100% following shoulder instability is essential for their livelihood. A recent study published in the Journal of

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Rotator Cuff tears is a painful shoulder condition that may occur as a result of broken or fraying tissue on the shoulder ball socket. Fortunately, rotator cuff tears can be treated and the pain can be relieved. For severe tears, your orthopedic doctor may recommend minimally invasive or conventional surgery, depending upon your specific condition.

Did you know that almost 5% of adults will develop frozen shoulder at some point in their lifetime? The incredibly debilitating disorder can leave people in constant pain with little movement on their shoulder. But now a new technique could provide almost instant relief!   What Is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder is known in the

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Treating Calcific Tendinopathy

Sunday, 24 December 2017 by

A recent study has shown that the treatment of shoulder calcifications needs to be done according to the kind of calcifications and the extent of deposition. The study was published in Radiology and it pressed on the need of determining whether a single or dual needles need to be used for removing calcifications from the

“Weightlifter’s shoulder” is the layman term given to a condition known as distal clavicular osteolysis where high stresses placed on the acromioclavicular joint (where the clavicle/collarbone meets the acromion of the shoulder blade) causes pathology to occur here. The findings made on ultrasound investigation of the affected acromioclavicular joint include: Bone resorption (absorption back into

Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers, Vetern Felix Hernandez of the Mariners and New York Knicks Kristaps Prizingis have all been sidelined this year with shoulder bursitis, or, in medical terminology “Subacromial Bursitis”. That term might seem like a foreign language at first but if you break it down it makes a lot more sense:

Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers, Vetern Felix Hernandez of the Mariners and New York Knicks Kristaps Prizingis have all been sidelined this year with shoulder bursitis, or, in medical terminology “Subacromial Bursitis”. That term might seem like a foreign language at first but if you break it down it makes a lot more sense:

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