A rotator cuff tear is one of the most frequent causes of shoulder pain. It can also lead to other problems, such as arm weakness and difficulty moving the arm. Although not all rotator cuff tears require surgery, a rotator cuff repair procedure may be necessary if there is a complete tear or if nonsurgical
Dr. Stephen Jacobsen
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery every year, and hundreds of thousands more have less-invasive shoulder arthroscopy. Either way, after the surgery, there are important steps to be taken to ensure that you fully recover. Let’s discuss the different kinds of shoulder surgery,
A rotator cuff tear is a rip in the group of muscles and tendons in your shoulder that help you raise and move your arm in different directions. It can occur due to a fall (acute injury) or degeneration (chronic injury). Most cases of rotator cuff tears respond well to physical therapy –and often, it
Compared to hip and knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis is much less common because our shoulders do not bear as much weight. Regardless, it can be a painful condition, hindering the mobility and function of the shoulder. While there’s no cure for arthritis, many surgical and non-surgical options can help manage or eliminate the symptoms. Let’s
The significant advances in surgical technique have ushered in the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures like shoulder arthroscopy, which has been a boon to people who need surgery for their shoulder problems but dread the large incisions and long recovery times associated with the traditional approach. If you’re dealing with persistent pain and quality-of-life
Plagued by shoulder pain and wondering if there’s ever an end to it? Shoulder replacement surgery could be the life-changing solution you’ve been searching for. Shoulder replacement surgery (shoulder arthroplasty) involves your orthopedic surgeon removing and replacing the damaged portions of your shoulder with prosthetic components to address your symptoms and restore your normal function.
Given the fact that the shoulder is the most mobile but the least stable joint in the body, problems in it are unsurprisingly common. Your best bet if you want to minimize your risk for shoulder problems or to receive the specialized care you need is to work with a shoulder surgeon. As with finding