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 »
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Your rotator cuff includes your shoulder muscles and tendons that allow your shoulder to move and keep your arm stable. Sometimes your rotator cuff gets torn, either from an injury, or wear and tear that happens over an extended period of time. If your rotator cuff is injured, you may need rotator cuff repair. This… Read more »
Massive Rotator Cuff Tear – Learn 8 Facts Including Risk Factors Defined as a tear of the rotator cuff that is greater than 5 centimeters in size or involves a tear of at least 2 of the 4 rotator cuff tendons. Ten to forty percent of all rotator cuff tears are classified as massive. Eighty… Read more »
Your shoulder socket is surrounded by tissue called labrum. Sometimes this tissue is damaged or torn – and when this happens, it is called a SLAP tear, which is an abbreviation for “superior labrum anterior to posterior.” There are many different ways you can get a slap tear. For example, you can get a slap… Read more »
The progression and future significant advances in orthopaedic surgery will most likely come from our understanding of stem cells, bone marrow derived cells and other factors at the cellular level to assist in recovering from orthopedic surgery, treatment of tendinitis and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). An interesting article was published in the Journal of Shoulder… Read more »
Research by Lin and colleagues (2012) analyzed data on rotator cuff tears in people less than 50 years of age. The research found that most of the individuals experienced a medium to large rotator cuff tear following a specific traumatic event. The size of the tears tended to be shorter in length than those in… Read more »
Are you suffering from a shoulder injury? Do you think you have a rotator cuff tear? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, check out Dr. Grossfeld’s latest online article detailing 8 Facts About A Massive Rotator Cuff Tear.