Common Shoulder Conditions Explained

Rotator Cuff Tears The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that connect the four muscles of the upper shoulder to the bones. While the normal process of aging can create wear and tear on the rotator cuff, individuals who participate in sports like golf and tennis have an increased risk of injury. Symptomatic rotator…

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Recovery and Rehabilitation

Recovery time and rehabilitation depend on the type of surgery performed. As with all surgeries, there are some risks and possible complications including infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, and damage to blood vessels or nerves. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication and icing. A…

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Types of Shoulder Arthroscopy

Hemiarthroplasty: Only the head of the humerus is removed and replaced with an artificial component. Total shoulder arthroplasty: Both the head of the humerus and the glenoid are replaced. A plastic cup-shaped device is fitted into the glenoid, and a metal ball-shaped device is attached to the top of the humerus. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty:…

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Common Shoulder Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, consisting of a ball called the humeral head, and shallow socket joint called the glenoid. Because the glenoid is shallow, it covers less than half of the humeral head and does not provide much structural support. Tendons, ligaments, and the soft-tissue cartilage rim around the…

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