How does the Shoulder joint work?
The rotator cuff is the group of tendons in the shoulder joint that provide support and enable a wide range of motion of the shoulder. Major injury to these tendons may result in tear of these tendons and the condition is called a rotator cuff tear.
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is also known as swimmer’s shoulder, tennis shoulder, or rotator cuff tendonitis. It is a condition of inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint caused by motor vehicle accidents, trauma, and while playing sports such as tennis, baseball, swimming and weightlifting.
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Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into the shoulder joint. The benefits of arthroscopy are smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
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Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition of the shoulder that is characterized by pain and inflammation of the shoulder joint that causes limited movement. It may progress to a point where an individual may have severely limited movement of the shoulder.
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Shoulder joint replacements are usually performed on patients with an arthritic shoulder when all non-operative treatments to relieve pain have failed.
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Shoulder instability is a chronic condition that causes frequent dislocations of the shoulder joint. A dislocation occurs when the end of the humerus (the ball portion) partially or completely dislocates from the glenoid (the socket portion) of the shoulder. A partial dislocation is referred as subluxation, whereas the complete separation is referred as dislocation.
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