A tear or injury to the rotator cuff, an important part of your shoulder, can be painful and debilitating.
Approximately 12 percent of patients who underwent shoulder stabilization surgery experience arthritis in the shoulder joint within a seven-year period, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine-Arthroscopy Association of North America Combined 2021 Annual Meeting.
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.
The shoulder blade is a triangular bone in the upper back. Injuries to the shoulder blade cause pain and difficulty moving the shoulder or arm. Treatments vary depending on the cause, but they might include stretching exercises or medications.
Biceps tenodesis and transfer may provide effective surgical treatment for a younger athletic population with biceps labral complex injuries, with high return to play rates and outcome scores, according to published results.
Distal clavicle osteolysis is shoulder joint pain at the end of the collarbone that is the result of bone disintegration and damage. The most common symptom is a sharp or aching pain at the junction of the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) and collarbone.