Posts Tagged: rotator cuff tear

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 »

What Are Rotator Cuff Treatment Options for Patients with Massive Rotator Cuff Tears?

For athletes involved in sports like baseball, tennis and swimming, there is often a common fear of sustaining a shoulder injury like tearing a rotator cuff. As a board certified orthopedic surgeon and shoulder doctor, Stacie Grossfeld MD offers effective rotator cuff treatment to people in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Rotator cuff tears can become severe and may… Read more »

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Tears – Latest Research

We know that rotator cuff tears commonly affect one shoulder, especially in patients who are over age 55. However, there is a group of patients that not only tear one shoulder, but end up tearing their contralateral shoulder as well. There was a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in May, 2015,… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery

Massive Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear – Researchers in Lyon, France, at the Santry Orthopaedic Center wanted to find out if certain rotator cuff tear patterns were associated with loss of range of motion. Philippe Collin M.D. and colleagues published a peer-reviewed article in the September 2014 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery specifically trying to identify rotator… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques

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 »

What is Arthroscopy? Three Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

                What is Arthroscopy? and Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery – Arthroscopic surgery is a common surgical procedure offered by orthopedic surgeons. For those wondering “What is Arthroscopy?” – arthroscopy is a very common orthopedic procedure performed on a number of different body parts. Most commonly arthroscopy is performed by an… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion – Info from Louisville Orthopedic

Research on Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion Following Surgery, published in Orthopedics, and lead by Dr. J. D. Harris (2013) and colleagues, examined 274 male and female patients following rotator cuff tear repair. Rotator cuff tears range from small to large in size.  Findings included the following: Large tears were stiffer in forward… Read more »