In active-duty military patients younger than 35 years with type II superior labral anterior-posterior tears, biceps tenodesis is more effective in improving pain and function than superior labral anterior-posterior repair, according to new study data.
Shoulder stretches can help relieve pain and stiffness in tight shoulders, which are a common problem among most adults. Stretching is a great way to improve flexibility and mobility and prevent injury.
In this article, we describe the unique presentation of an 83-year-old, right-hand dominant male with severe right arm dysfunction secondary to a humeral shaft non-union in the setting of ipsilateral CTA. The case highlights the options for, and difficulty in, managing these concomitant pathologies in a medically frail individual who has lost meaningful upper extremity function and independence because of this injury.
Most rotator cuff tears cannot heal on their own unless the injury is minor. Some need short-term anti-inflammatory medication along with physiotherapy, whereas most need surgical intervention.
Of the four rotator cuff muscles, it’s the infraspinatus muscle that often sustains damage. Swimmers and tennis players are susceptible, as are weight trainees.
Bone spurs in the shoulders may develop as a result of degenerative joint conditions as well as injuries and general wear and tear.
Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.
Including acetaminophen for pain management prior to and after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair can significantly reduce opioid consumption and improve patient satisfaction postoperatively. Not only that, but patients who take acetaminophen perioperative can also have better pain control, even while consuming fewer opioids.
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.
A Head-to-Head Evaluation of Subacromial Balloon Spacer vs. Partial Repair for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Although various treatment options are available, successfully managing patients with massive rotator cuff tears remains a challenge. One option that has generated considerable interest among orthopaedic surgeons is implantation of a biodegradable subacromial balloon spacer that has the potential to recenter the humeral head within the glenoid.