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A Patient's Guide to Shoulder Replacement

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The shoulder is not replaced with an artificial shoulder joint nearly as commonly as the knee or the hip. Still, when necessary, this operation can reduce the pain from arthritis of the shoulder joint.

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A Patient's Guide to Rotator Cuff Tear

This document will help you understand: 1) what the rotator cuff is, 2) how it can become torn, and 3) what treatments are available for a torn rotator cuff.

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Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Osteoarthritis

This document will help you understand: 1) what the AC joint is and how it works, and 2) how you can relieve the pain and movement difficulties this condition causes.

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Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation

A shoulder separation is a fairly common injury, especially in an athletic population. A shoulder separation is actually a dislocation of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, the joint between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). Some people mistake this for a shoulder dislocation, and vice versa. This is a very different injury than a shoulder dislocation. Let's look at what structures are involved in this injury.

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Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a painful condition which results in a severe loss of motion in the shoulder. It may follow an injury to the shoulder, but may also arise gradually with no warning or injury

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Rotator Cuff Repair

Definition Rotator cuff surgery is the repair of inflammation or tears of the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder. There are four tendons in the rotator cuff, and these tendons are attached individually to the following muscles: teres minor, subscapularis, infraspinatus, and the supraspinatus. The tears and inflammation associated with rotator cuff injury occur in the region near where these tendon/muscle complexes attach to the humerus (upper arm) bone. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Bursitis of the Shoulder

This document will help you understand: 1) what happens in your shoulder when you have impingement syndrome, 2) what tests your doctor will run to diagnose this condition, 3) how you can relieve your symptoms.

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Shoulder Instability

This document will help you understand: 1) what the shoulder looks like, 2) what causes shoulder instability, 3) what you and your doctor can do about it.

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Shoulder Joint Replacement

Definition Shoulder joint replacement surgery is performed to replace a shoulder joint with artificial components (prostheses) when the joint is severely damaged by such degenerative joint diseases as arthritis, or in complex cases of upper arm bone fracture. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Shoulder Labral Tear

This document will help you understand: 1) where and what the labrum is, 2) what tests your doctor will run to diagnose the problem, and 3) what you can do to relieve your pain.

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Shoulder resection arthroplasty

Definition Shoulder resection arthroplasty is surgery performed to repair a shoulder acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The procedure is most commonly recommended for AC joint problems resulting from osteoarthritis or injury. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Shoulder Surgeon

What causes shoulder pain? This site provides information on conditions that may cause a painful shoulder. Treatment options, which can range from conservative management to shoulder surgery, are addressed. Topics include: the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) arthritis and total shoulder replacement arthroscopic shoulder surgery frequently asked questions shoulder injury, fractures and dislocations frozen shoulder impingement interactive shoulder model physical therapy rotator cuff tear shoulder and elbow anatomy shoulder instability orthopaedic terminology The information on this site is written by orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists who have specialized training in treatment of shoulder disorders.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition affecting the shoulder, arm, and hand. This condition is a very frustrating problem - both for the patient and for the physician. It is extremely difficult to prove that the diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is correct, because there is no test that has a high degree of accuracy in showing the problem.

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AC Joint

SCOI Presents The AC Joint

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