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Shoulder Conditions

  • Anterior Shoulder Instability

    Anterior Shoulder Instability

    Anterior shoulder instability, also known as anterior glenohumeral instability, is a condition in which damage to the soft tissues...

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  • Subluxation

    Subluxation

    The shoulder is a highly mobile ball and socket joint. The ball of the upper arm bone (humerus) is held in place at the socket (glenoid) of the shoulder blade (scapula) by a group of ligaments.

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  • Posterior Shoulder Instability

    Posterior Shoulder Instability

    Posterior shoulder instability, also known as posterior glenohumeral instability, is a condition in which the head of the humerus (upper arm bone)...

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  • Overhead Athletes Shoulder

    Overhead Athletes 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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  • Snapping Scapula

    Snapping Scapula

    Snapping scapula or snapping scapula syndrome is also known as scapulothoracic syndrome or scapulocostal syndrome.

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  • Sternoclavicular Arthritis

    Sternoclavicular Arthritis

    The term arthritis means inflammation of a joint and is associated with cartilage damage. Cartilage is a cushioned padding lining the bones that make up a joint in order to absorb stress during movement.

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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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  • 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 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 Dislocation

    Shoulder Dislocation

    Sports that involve overhead movements and repeated use of the shoulder at your workplace may lead to sliding of the upper arm bone from the glenoid.

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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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  • Shoulder Ligament Injuries

    Shoulder Ligament Injuries

    Shoulder ligament injuries are injuries to the tough elastic tissues present around the shoulder that connect bones to each other and stabilize the joint.

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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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  • Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

    Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

    The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles that stabilize the ball and socket joint of the shoulder during movement.

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  • Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)

    Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)

    The scapula (shoulder blade) is a flat, triangular bone providing attachment to the muscles of the back, neck, chest, and arm. The scapula has a body, neck, and spine portion.

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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.

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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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  • Internal Impingement of the Shoulder

    Internal Impingement of the Shoulder

    Internal shoulder impingement can be described as a pathological condition resulting from repetitive impingement of the internal...

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  • Shoulder Bursitis

    Shoulder Bursitis

    Shoulder bursitis, also known as subacromial bursitis, is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the bursa of the shoulder.

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  • AC Joint Separation

    AC Joint Separation

    AC joint separation, also known as shoulder separation, is a condition characterized by damage to the ligaments...

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  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

    Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

    Throwing injuries of the shoulder are injuries sustained as a result of trauma by athletes during sports activities...

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  • Sternoclavicular Separation

    Sternoclavicular Separation

    The sternoclavicular joint is a joint at the center of your upper chest, connecting your breastbone and collarbone, and held together by a strong band of ligaments.

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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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  • Rotator Cuff Calcification

    Rotator Cuff Calcification

    Rotator cuff calcification is the abnormal accumulation of calcium deposits in rotator cuff muscles and tendons.

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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.

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  • Acromioclavicular Joint Sprains

    Acromioclavicular Joint Sprains

    The collarbone and the shoulder blade are connected by the acromioclavicular joint. This is supported by a strong band of ligaments called the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments.

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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.

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  • Shoulder Labral Tear with Instability

    Shoulder Labral Tear with Instability

    The shoulder consists of a ball-and-socket joint formed by the upper end of the humerus (upper arm bone) and a cavity in the shoulder blade called the glenoid.

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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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  • Rotator Cuff Bursitis

    Rotator Cuff Bursitis

    The rotator cuff is a set of muscles and tendons which hold the various bones of the shoulder joint together, providing strength and support.

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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.

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  • Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder

    Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder

    Instability may be described by the direction in which the humerus is subluxated or dislocated from the glenoid.

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  • AC Joint Dislocation/Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

    AC Joint Dislocation/Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

    A dislocation occurs when the ends of your bones are partially or completely moved out of their normal position in a joint.

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  • Calcification Tendinitis

    Calcification Tendinitis

    Calcification tendinitis is a problem with the shoulder’s tendons and muscles. This condition occurs due to the formation of calcium deposits in the tendons...

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  • Rotator Cuff Pain

    Rotator Cuff Pain

    The rotator cuff are a group of muscles and tendon that may become painful due to age related wear and tear...

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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.

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  • Periprosthetic Shoulder Fracture

    Periprosthetic Shoulder Fracture

    A periprosthetic shoulder fracture is a fracture that occurs in the bone adjacent to a shoulder prosthesis.

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  • Sternoclavicular Joint Injury

    Sternoclavicular Joint Injury

    The sternoclavicular joint, commonly called the SC joint, is located between the breastbone (sternum) and the collarbone (clavicle).

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