Conditions of the Shoulder
Tendon and Muscle Injuries
Frozen shoulder is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis and is characterized by pain and loss of motion of the shoulder joint.
Impingement refers to mechanical compression and/or wear of the rotator cuff tendons.
A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. In 2008, close to 2 million people in the United States went to their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem.
The biceps muscle is in the front of your upper arm. It helps you bend your elbow and rotate your arm. It also helps keep your shoulder stable.
Long head of biceps tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon.
The symptoms of a tear in the shoulder socket rim are very similar to those of other shoulder injuries
A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint.
The shoulder is the most moveable joint in your body. It helps you to lift your arm, to rotate it, and to reach up over your head. It is able to turn in many directions. This greater range of motion, however, can cause instability.
A burner or a stinger is an injury to the nerve supply of the upper arm, either at the neck or shoulder
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that originate near the neck and shoulder.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a pain condition that is constant over a long period of time that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems.
A broken collarbone is also known as a clavicle fracture. This is a very common fracture that occurs in people of all ages.
Trauma to the shoulder is common. Injuries range from a separated shoulder resulting from a fall onto the shoulder to a high-speed car accident that fractures the shoulder blade (scapula) or collar bone (clavicle). One thing is certain: everyone injures his or her shoulder at some point in life.
Triangular, mobile, and protected by a complex system of surrounding muscles, the shoulder blade (scapula) is rarely broken. Scapula fractures represent less than 1% of all broken bones.
A shoulder separation is not truly an injury to the shoulder joint. The injury actually involves the acromioclavicular joint (also called the AC joint). The AC joint is where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the highest point of the shoulder blade (acromion).
Depending on the nature of the problem, nonsurgical methods of treatment often are recommended before surgery.
Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone).
Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint.
Although shoulder joint replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, it is just as successful in relieving joint pain.