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Superior Capsular Reconstruction

Superior Capsular Reconstruction Overview The anatomy of the shoulder is complex and composed of a number of ligaments, tendons and muscles that allow a wide range of motion. In particular, the rotator cuff is a sophisticated structure within the shoulder joint composed of four muscle-tendon units that greatly contribute to the shoulder’s combination of outstanding [...]

Subacromial Decompression

Subacromial Decompression Overview Four muscle-tendon units compose the rotator cuff within the shoulder joint. These units provide joint stability and shoulder rotation, as well as a connection between the humerus (upper arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade). The rotator cuff muscles travel underneath the acromion, a portion of the scapula, as they travel to [...]

Shoulder Replacement

An Overview on Shoulder Replacement (Shoulder Arthroplasty) Shoulder osteoarthritis is a common condition found in the older population that can cause debilitating symptoms, such as chronic pain, stiffness, and weakness of the joint. Osteoarthritis is caused by degeneration, or wearing away, of cartilage due to wear, and tear to the joint. Cartilage plays a critical [...]

Shoulder Arthroscopy

An Overview on Shoulder Arthroscopy Shoulder arthroscopy is a widely used minimally invasive procedure used for inspection, diagnosis and treatment of certain injuries in and around the shoulder joint. In particular, soft tissue damage including damage of the labrum (cup-shaped rim of cartilage) is managed through arthroscopic shoulder surgery. This surgery involves an arthroscope (tiny [...]

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

An Overview on Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery (Single Row & Double Row) Located within the shoulder joint and connecting the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humerus (upper arm bone), the rotator cuff is a sophisticated structure composed of a group of tendons and muscles. The rotator cuff’s tendons provide stability to the joint, while [...]

Revision Shoulder Stabilization

Revision Shoulder Stabilization Overview Athletes and other active individuals who perform powerful, repetitive overhead motions are at an increased risk of a shoulder dislocation and shoulder instability. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the head of the humerus (ball) and the glenoid area of the scapula (socket) become torn apart, leading to pain, instability of the [...]

Revision Rotator Cuff Repair

An Overview on a Revision Rotator Cuff Repair The rotator cuff is a complex structure within the shoulder joint composed of a number of muscles and tendons. The muscle-tendon units provide rotation and strength to the shoulder so it can move in a stable, coordinated manner. The tendons of the rotator cuff can become damaged [...]

Revision AC Joint Repair

An Overview on Revision AC Joint Repair Injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint are quite common, especially in the young, active population. In particular, young patients competing in contact sports are at significant risk of suffering an injury to the AC joint. The coracoacromial (CA) ligament and coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments provide stability to the [...]

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Overview Shoulder arthritis is a degenerative condition responsible for chronic joint pain, weakness, and limited mobility in millions of Americans. The shoulder condition is fairly common in the older population and typically develops after a shoulder injury or from wear and tear of the joint gradually over time. At the beginning [...]

Latarjet Procedure

Latarjet Procedure Overview The shoulder’s ball and socket structure provides it with the largest range of motion of any joint in the human body. The head of the humerus (ball) and the glenoid area of the scapula (socket) allow extreme mobility so patients can throw a ball, serve at tennis, and perform other overhead [...]