If you’ve never had experience with surgery, your first time in the operating room might be daunting. That anxiety, combined with the fact that shoulder injuries are never fun, much less rotator cuff shoulder injuries that require surgery, might have you surprised to find out that you have a reason to be relieved. Now, we… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Rotator Cuff Repair
Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Try These 5 Tips For Optimal Recovery
If you’re suffering from persistent, long-term shoulder pain, you’ve lost your strength or range of motion in your shoulder, and you feel like you’ve tried everything (ice, rest, painkillers, waiting) — It’s time to consult an orthopaedic doctor. Rotator cuff tears are found in 30-50% of the population ages 50+ and are one of the… Read more »
Answers to 5 Common Questions about Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder injuries are very common, especially among active individuals. These injuries are often a result of excessive strain or a sprain caused by activities like softball, swimming, tennis, baseball, golf, or weight training. People also develop problems because of rotator cuff degeneration, which manifests over time and is a symptom of age. One of the… Read more »
How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Frozen Shoulder?
If you are feeling any pain when moving or using your shoulder, you may be experiencing what is known as a “frozen shoulder” or “adhesive capsulitis.” Pain in the upper most outside of the arm is often followed by stiffness and a steady loss of movement that can limit day to day activities and tasks. … Read more »
10 Facts about Rotator Cuff Injuries and Repair
Your shoulders are important body parts that should be treated with care; however, the amount of work you make your shoulder do every day often goes unconsidered. This can sometimes result in an injury. Rotator cuffs are involved in most shoulder injuries. Rotator cuff injuries and tears are one of the most common injuries to… Read more »
Long Term Correction in Sleep Disturbance is Sustained After 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 »
Shoulder Dislocation Research Discovers Age as Biggest Threat
Competitive sports and accidents may result in shoulder dislocation injuries for some individuals. This type of injury is treated through rehabilitation, immobility, and sometimes surgery. Shoulder dislocations can be debilitating, uncomfortable and painful. Dr. Grossfeld has some of the latest research on shoulder dislocations to help you better understand this injury and further complications. The researchers evaluated… 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 »