Posts Tagged: shoulder injury

Long Term Correction in Sleep Disturbance is Sustained After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

The muscles and tendons that surround and support the shoulder joint in order to reach overhead are called the rotator cuff. Injury to the rotator cuff leads to dull, persistent pain in the shoulder area as well as the neck and even down the arm towards the elbow. Sometimes the area experiences wear and tear… Read more »

Successful Return to Play After Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization VS Non-Operative Management in Contact Athletes With Anterior Shoulder Instability

Athletes that participate in contact sports are at a higher risk for conditions like anterior shoulder instability. With overuse or after an injury– such as a dislocated shoulder– the joint stretches and becomes unstable. When the joint capsule is stretched out, it stays that way. This means the shoulder remains unstable and can lead to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Tommy John Surgery For Major League Baseball Pitchers

Predictors of the Tommy John Surgery / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers Can we predict who will need Tommy John Surgery? This is a hot topic right now in field of orthopedic surgery.  We have seen great rise in the incidents of ulnar collateral ligament injuries resulting in baseball players needing… 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 »

Injuries from Baseball Pitching

Youth Baseball and Injuries from Baseball Pitching Kids who play baseball and serve as the pitcher often end up pitching a lot of balls. This can mean that their arms, shoulders, and elbows get tired, especially if they do not have much time for recovery. Dr. Jingzhen Yang, Dr. Barton Mann, and colleagues conducted a… Read more »