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  • Managing Full-thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

    In a recent propensity matched analysis, patients who opted for surgery experienced superior outcomes compared with patients who decided to try non-operative management first.

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  • What You Should Know About Torn Bicep Tendon Injuries

    A biceps tendon injury is a tear or rupture of connective tissue that connects the biceps muscle of the upper arm to bones at either the shoulder (proximal tendon) or elbow (distal tendon). Proximal tears are more common than distal tears and usually are the the result of chronic overuse or an acute injury, such as a direct blow to the shoulder or falling onto an outstretched arm.

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  • Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

    Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.

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  • The Anatomy of a Healthy Shoulder

    The shoulder joint is considered one of the most complex joints in the body. It consists of three bones: the scapula (shoulder blade socket), clavicle (collar bone) and humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulder joint is unique in that the ball of the upper

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  • Assistive Devices for Patients With Shoulder Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

    If you are suffering from shoulder arthritis, you may find it harder to perform everyday activities like reaching for items in your cabinets, driving, and getting dressed. You will find that there are many assistive devices available that can help you

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  • Diagnosis of Arthritis of the Shoulder

    The diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the shoulder begins with a complete history of the problem, followed by a physical examination of the shoulder. Your doctor will ask you about old injuries of the shoulder. He will ask about any other medical conditions

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  • Causes of Shoulder Arthritis

    The most common cause leading to a shoulder replacement is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear arthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur without any injury to the shoulder, but it is uncommon. This is in large part because the shoulder is not a weight-bearing

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  • Symptoms of Arthritis of the Shoulder

    The symptoms of osteoarthritis of the shoulder are pain and reduced movement in the shoulder. The pain is typically aching in nature and can make it difficult to sleep. Certain movements may cause a grinding sensation or a catching sensation as the

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Shoulder: Signs and Symptoms

    Since rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder is usually a symmetrical disease, both shoulders may be affected. The most common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder is a stiff or “frozen” shoulder. However, shoulder stiffness can also be a symptom

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  • Osteoarthritis of the Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint

    Introduction Some joints in the body are more likely to develop problems due to normal wear and tear. The wear and tear can result in a condition called osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis caused by degeneration. Doctors sometimes refer to this type of

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