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.
Use of a biodegradable balloon spacer during massive rotator cuff tear surgery produced similar outcomes when compared to partial rotator cuff repair for patients with massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs) at 24-month follow up, with potential for early improvement.
A tear or injury to the rotator cuff, an important part of your shoulder, can be painful and debilitating.
Lifting your suitcase into the overhead compartment, stuffing your shoulder bag to capacity, allowing your 80-pound golden lab to yank his way through a daily walk. None of these qualify as risky behavior, but now that you're over 50 you're paying the price. What gives? In short: Your shoulders.
Shoulders are among the most frequently injured joints in the body, with the main culprit stemming from the rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that allows you to lift and rotate your arms. Over 3 million Americans each year are affected by rotator cuff problems.
A 65-year-old female patient presents with a painful and dysfunctional right shoulder 14 years after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty and subsequent glenoid component removal for aseptic loosening. What are the treatment options for revision shoulder arthroplasty in the setting of significant glenoid-sided bone deficiency?
Various things can cause pain in the middle of the bicep, which is the muscle at the front of the upper arm. Muscle strains and bruises, for example, are common causes of bicep pain.
Recurrent tears after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) remain a significant clinical problem. Oxidative stress contributes to the degeneration of the rotator cuff, and a degenerative rotator cuff can lead to recurrent tear after ARCR
Purpose: To perform a review of the literature focusing on rehabilitation protocols in patients with acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries treated operatively and nonoperatively and to provide an updated rehabilitation treatment algorithm.