Shoulder surgery can potentially restore pain-free range of motion and full function to a damaged shoulder joint. Surgery is a treatment for a variety of conditions in your shoulder joint. These include rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, and shoulder separations.
Arthritis in the AC joint is a most common cause of shoulder pain in adults. Arthritis here usually develops when the smooth cartilage between your scapula and collar bone wears down, becoming thin and rough. This can cause pain and inflammation in the joint when the end of your bones rub against each other.
When you think osteoarthritis, you may think of knees and hips. But an estimated 17 percent of the population may tell you to think higher — to your shoulder. Shoulder osteoarthritis can be a painful and debilitating disorder. Treatments range from conservative to surgery.
Results presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting showed rotator cuff repair had no clinically significant negative impact on driving fitness.
The shoulder joint is comprised of the socket, which looks like a golf tee, and the upper part of the arm, the humeral head, which looks like a golf ball. Injury to shoulder ligaments and labrum can often render the shoulder joint unstable.
The Latarjet procedure may be reliable and safe for the treatment of shoulder instability among athletes who participate in high-demand and high-risk activities, according to results presented here.
Lower-than-normal levels of sex hormones can increase the risk of shoulder injuries in men and women, according to a new study.
Patients with stiff shoulders after rotator cuff repair were more likely to be satisfied with their repair and less likely to require revision surgery than patients without stiff shoulders, according to results presented here.