Here are some answers to common questions about shoulder injury including rotator cuff injury, rotator cuff tear, slap lesions, bursitis, frozen shoulder, and other types of shoulder pain. If you have additional questions, feel free to give Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists a call at 502-212-2663 for an appointment or more information.
Does shoulder bursitis go away without orthopedic medical treatment?
Bursitis in the shoulder can occur overnight without an inciting event. It can be very painful. The quickest way to relieve shoulder bursitis is with the use of a NSAID, ice vs moist heat, sports creams, relative rest or a cortisone injection.
What is a rotator cuff tear?
The rotator cuff is a series of 4 muscles that join together to form the rotator cuff tendon. When the tendon tears or becomes avulsed from its attachment site on the shoulder bone (humerus) it is called a rotator cuff tear.
Why does the risk of a rotator cuff tear increase with age?
The risk of a rotator cuff tear increases with age because the rotator cuff tendon becomes less vascular and more stiff over time. These features predispose people as they age to a rotator cuff tear.
If you separate your acromioclavicular joint or AC joint are there other structures within the shoulder that may have been damaged?
It is possible. If after the AC joint separation has healed and shoulder pain is still present, further investigation to determine if other structures in the shoulder have been damaged is recommended.
How many shoulder surgery cases does orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld treat a year?
In 2011, Dr. Grossfeld performed 153 shoulder surgery cases.
What is orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld’s surgical site infection rate? .006%
Post Operative Instructions for Shoulder Surgery and Shoulder Exercises Demonstrated by Orthopedic Surgeon
HOW TO PUT ON A SHOULDER SLING FOLLOWING SHOULDER SURGERY
This video teaches you how to put on a shoulder sling after shoulder surgery.
This video provides a demonstration of the bowling exercise for rehabilitation following shoulder surgery. Watch orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld demonstrate this post operative exercise.
STERNAL LIFT EXERCISE
This video provides a demonstration of the sternal lift exercise for patients as directed following shoulder surgery. This post operative exercise is demonstrated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld.
This video provides a demonstration of the pendulum exercise for patients as directed following shoulder surgery. This post operative exercise is demonstrated by Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld.
This video demonstrates the lawnmower exercise for patients as directed following shoulder surgery. This post operative exercise is demonstrated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld.
Check out Dr. Grossfeld’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine blog for more information about shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair, shoulder injury, rotator cuff surgery, frozen shoulder and more.
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