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  • Arthritis of the Shoulder Arthritis of the Shoulder

    The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint but is generally used to describe any condition in which there is damage to the cartilage.

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  • Shoulder Pain Shoulder Pain

    Pain in the shoulder may suggest an injury, which is more common in athletes participating in sports such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. The injuries are caused due to the over usage or repetitive motion of the arms.

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  • Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator Cuff Tear

    A rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder joint that provides support and enables a wide range of motion.

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  • SLAP Tears SLAP Tears

    The term SLAP (superior –labrum anterior-posterior) lesion or SLAP tear refers to an injury of the superior labrum of the shoulder.

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  • Shoulder Labral Tear Shoulder Labral Tear

    Traumatic injury to the shoulder or overuse of the shoulder (throwing, weightlifting) may cause the labrum to tear. In addition, aging may weaken the labrum leading to injury.

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  • Shoulder Instability Shoulder Instability

    Shoulder instability is a chronic condition that causes frequent dislocation of the shoulder joint.

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  • Shoulder Dislocation Shoulder Dislocation

    The shoulder joint often dislocates in the forward direction (anterior instability), and sometimes in the backward or downward direction.

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  • Shoulder Fracture Shoulder Fracture

    A break in a bone that makes up the shoulder joint is called a shoulder fracture.

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  • Shoulder Trauma Shoulder Trauma

    Shoulder injuries most commonly occur in athletes participating in sports such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. The injuries are caused due to the over usage or repetitive motion of the arms.

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  • Clavicle Fracture Clavicle Fracture

    The break or fracture of the clavicle (collarbone) is a common sports injury associated with contact sports such as football and martial arts, as well as impact sports such as motor racing.

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  • Glenoid Fractures Glenoid Fractures

    Fractures of the glenoid are rare but can occur due to major trauma or during high-energy sports activities.

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  • Proximal Humerus Fractures Proximal Humerus Fractures

    The proximal humerus is the upper end of the arm bone that forms the shoulder joint. The humerus is broadly divided into the head, neck and shaft region. Just below the head are two processes called the greater and lesser tubercles, which form the sites of attachment for the rotator cuff muscles.

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  • Bicep Tendon Rupture Bicep Tendon Rupture

    The biceps muscle is located in the front side of your upper arm and functions to help you bend and rotate your arm.

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  • Rotator Cuff Pain Rotator Cuff Pain

    The rotator cuff consists of a group of tendons and muscles that surround and stabilize the shoulder joint. These tendons allow a wide range of movement of the shoulder joint across multiple planes. Irritation or injury to these tendons can result in rotator cuff pain.

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  • Shoulder Disorders Shoulder Disorders

    The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body that enables a wide range of movements. Aging, trauma or sports activities can cause injuries and disorders that can range from minor sprains or strains to severe shoulder trauma.

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  • Distal Biceps Injuries Distal Biceps Injuries

    The biceps is a large muscle present in front of the upper arm, extending from the shoulder joint to the elbow.

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  • Shoulder Impingement Shoulder Impingement

    Shoulder impingement is the inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint. It is one of the most common causes of pain in the shoulder. Shoulder impingement is also called swimmer’s shoulder, tennis shoulder or rotator cuff tendinitis.

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  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Arthritis Acromioclavicular (AC) Arthritis

    The acromioclavicular joint is part of the shoulder joint. It is formed by the union of the acromion, a bony process of the shoulder blade, and the outer end of the collar bone or clavicle.

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  • Overhead Athlete's Shoulder Overhead Athlete's Shoulder

    An overhead athlete is at increased risk of injury due to the mechanism associated with rapid shoulder elevation, external rotation, and abduction.

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  • Little League Shoulder Little League Shoulder

    Little league shoulder is an injury to the growth plate of the upper arm bone at the shoulder joint of children.

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  • Sternoclavicular Joint (SC joint) Sternoclavicular Joint (SC joint)

    The sternoclavicular joint is the joint between the breastbone (sternum) and the collar bone (clavicle).

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  • Rotator Cuff Re-tear Rotator Cuff Re-tear

    The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder joint providing support and enabling a wide range of shoulder motion.

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  • Partial Rotator Cuff Tear Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

    A partial rotator cuff tear is an incomplete tear that involves damage to a part of the tendon. The tear can be at the top, bottom or inner side of the tendon and does not go all the way through the tendon completely.

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  • Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture

    The biceps muscle is the muscle of the upper arm which is necessary for the movement of the shoulder and elbow.

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  • Long Head Biceps Tendon Rupture Long Head Biceps Tendon Rupture

    Your biceps muscle has two heads, a long head, and a short head, which are both attached to the shoulder. The long head of the biceps tendon is a tough band of connective fibrous tissue that attaches the long head of the biceps to the top of the shoulder socket.

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  • Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder

    The shoulder consists of a ball and socket joint where the rounded end of the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into a socket (glenoid cavity) formed by the shoulder blade.

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  • Massive Retracted Rotator Cuff Tear Massive Retracted Rotator Cuff Tear

    The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles which stabilize the shoulder joint and enable certain arm movements.

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  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries

    The acromioclavicular (AC) joint in the shoulder is very important for shoulder strength, motion, and maintaining shoulder position. The joint is stabilized by various ligaments and a capsule, which can cause pain and affect normal joint function if damaged.

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