Posts Tagged: shoulder surgery

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Arthroplasty and Shoulder Replacement in Young Patients

There are several surgical options for treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteonecrosis in the shoulder. The options include a total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, resurfacing procedures, and hemiarthroplasty.  Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a shoulder replacement procedure which involves replacing the broken humeral head with an artificial joint and reconstructing the fractured bone. Many studies have… Read more »

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Treatment of a Frozen Shoulder: Adhesive Capsulitis   A frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, happens when a person has a stiff shoulder and it cannot be moved through a full range of motion passively or actively. It is not painful as long as the arm is not being moved around. If the shoulder is… Read more »

Baseball Pitchers After Shoulder Surgery – Learn More from Louisville Sports Medicine Doctor – Stacie Grossfeld MD

Shoulder Surgery and Baseball Dr. Joshua Harris and colleagues (2013) examine professional baseball pitchers following shoulder surgery for a shoulder injury. Shoulder surgery among baseball players included arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff, open, labrum, fracture, and more. The average career length of the baseball pitchers studied was just over six years. Following the players a year after… Read more »

Can Bone Marrow Cells Improve the Healing of Rotator Cuff Repairs? Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

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 »

Findings at the time of Shoulder Surgery that can determine Rotator Cuff Surgery Success or Failure

The surgical repair of a rotator cuff tear has failure rates ranging from 20 to 90 percent. Even if the surgeon performs a technically perfect surgery some rotator cuff repairs will fail.  Failure is defined as a recurrent tear. Shoulder surgeons are unsure if the cuff repair never heals or it heals and then quickly… Read more »

Suffering from Shoulder Pain and Stiffness? It Might be Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis. Learn more from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a condition where the capsule of the shoulder gets very stiff.  People experiencing frozen shoulder suffer from shoulder inflammation and increased restriction in the shoulder. This stiffness in the shoulder can be debilitating and limiting to activities of daily living. Sometimes the cause of frozen shoulder is unknown and… Read more »