Posts Tagged: shoulder injury

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 »

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 »

Shoulder Pain – An Overview from Louisville Orthopedic

Shoulder Pain Common With Shoulder Injuries Your shoulder is comprised of three different bones – your humerus, clavicle, and scapula. Along with these bones, your shoulder also has a lot of ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Shoulder pain is a common symptom of a shoulder injury. Shoulder injuries are common and can happen as a result of an… Read more »

Slap Tear: An Overview of this Common Shoulder Injury

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 »

Dislocated Shoulder – An Overview of the Latest Research

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body, with approximately 2 percent of Americans suffering from a dislocated shoulder at some time in their life. An interesting study performed at the Orthopedic Biomechanical Laboratory in Long Beach, California, run by Dr. Patrick McMahon and colleagues, looked at the amount of force that… Read more »