Posts Categorized: Shoulder Injury and Shoulder Surgery

Need to Know Facts about Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP Injections)

What is PRP?  PRP is short for platelet rich plasma. Platelets are a blood component made up of cytoplasm fragments that help stop bleeding by clotting injuries. Why are platelets so awesome?  Platelets are awesome because they contain a multitude of growth factors. By separating out the platelets from the rest of the blood cells,… Read more »

Shoulder Pain? 10 Signs of a Shoulder Overuse Injury

As far as joints go, the shoulder is very closely fitted into its socket. Because of its close fit, the archway between bones and ligaments in the shoulder are prone to inflammation, especially if the shoulder is overused. In extreme cases, as a response to the inflammation the body may develop scar tissue or calcific… Read more »

Back in the Game: How Dr. Stacie Grossfeld Helps Wrestling Champion Recover from Injury

Donna French and Dr. Stacie Grossfeld first met on the tennis court. Both women love the game and both have many years of experience competing at a very high level through the USTA. But when Donna’s son Hunter experienced a serious sports injury, she turned to Dr. Grossfield for another area of expertise “During Hunter’s… Read more »

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Shoulder Dislocation Injuries

Shoulder dislocation injuries can be painful and debilitating if one does not seek proper medical attention following the injury. For most, this injury occurs due to a traumatic event or during a sports game. In sports like football, hockey and basketball, shoulder dislocations are more prevalent due to the level of contact involved. While this injury… Read more »

Shoulder Dislocation Research Discovers Age as Biggest Threat

Competitive sports and accidents may result in shoulder dislocation injuries for some individuals. This type of injury is treated through rehabilitation, immobility, and sometimes surgery. Shoulder dislocations can be debilitating, uncomfortable and painful. Dr. Grossfeld has some of the latest research on shoulder dislocations to help you better understand this injury and further complications. The researchers evaluated… Read more »

Loving Your Shoulders: 5 Shoulder Strengthening Exercises that Benefit Shoulder Health

This July, Orthopaedic Specialists is raising awareness about shoulder health through blog posts. These posts will focus on medical research regarding shoulder injuries as well as shoulder strengthening exercises and tips. If you struggle with pain and tightness in your shoulders that prevents you from living your life to the fullest, follow along for five… Read more »

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

The Hows and Whys of Three Common Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are common because of how frequently the area’s utilized in day-to-day life and how many joints are involved. We often think of our shoulder as one unified area of our arm, but it is actually made up of many different muscles and tendons. These factors make it particularly vulnerable to injury. Because of… Read more »

Does Diabetes Affect The Outcome Of An Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

Diabetes affects individuals that have a high blood glucose or blood sugar. Either the insulin production is not enough or a person’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or in some cases both. This disease can lead to complications later in life if it goes undetected. Because diabetes can affect every organ in the body,… Read more »

High Cholesterol and Rotator Cuff Repair Surgical Recovery

Does High Cholesterol Impact Rotator Cuff Healing After Surgery? Rotator cuff tears are a common condition that cause pain and functional disability. About half of the general population older than 60 years of age has either a partial or full thickness rotator cuff tear and they are completely asymptomatic. Surgery to repair the rotator is widely practiced and… Read more »