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Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Help Me?

Traditionally, surgery to repair diseased or damaged structures in the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff or labrum, required a large, open incision, which resulted in postsurgical pain for the…

Treating SLAP Tears in the Shoulder

What is a SLAP tear?   SLAP is an acronym that stands for “superior labrum, anterior to posterior.” It refers to both the location and the direction of the injury.…

Protecting Against Complications of a Dislocated Shoulder

When struck with enough force, the ball-and-socket joint of your shoulder has the potential to dislocate, often resulting in symptoms such as swelling, bruising and numbness, as well as an…

What You Need To Know About Weightlifter’s Shoulder

If you experience shoulder pain that gets worse when weight lifting, a popping/clicking sensation while moving your shoulder and tenderness to the touch, you may have a condition known as…

Shoulder Bursitis: What It Is and How To Treat It

Whether at work or play, chances are you use repetitive movements in your day-to-day activities. These movements could include lifting weights or boxes, working at a desk, using power tools,…

Rotator Cuff Surgery 101

Your rotator cuff is an assembly of muscles and tendons in your shoulder that provides a wide range of motion. It also secures the shoulder joint into the socket. Because…

Risk Factors and Treatments for a Dislocated Shoulder

When a shoulder becomes dislocated, the upper arm bone pops out of the socket. This can cause severe and sudden pain, numbness and loss of shoulder function. It can also…

How to Protect Your Joints While Weightlifting

You don’t have to be a health nut or a fitness guru to reap the rewards of weightlifting. Weightlifting, even when done on an amateur level, can decrease body fat,…

Partial Knee Replacement: FAQs

If you are part of the 30 percent of the population who lives with osteoarthritis of the knee, you know just how debilitating and painful the condition can be. Osteoarthritis…

What You Should Know About Pain Management After Surgery

The rate of prescription drug abuse has increased drastically over the past 15 years, illustrated by an increased number of emergency room visits, overdoses and treatment admissions associated with prescription…

Tips to Prevent Falling Injuries in the Winter

Ice, snow, puddles. Extension cords running across front walkways and fallen branches due to high winds and heavy snows. These are all very real concerns in areas that are susceptible…

Rotator Cuff Tear: Recovery and Treatment

Every year in the United States, over two million people visit their doctor because of a problem with their rotator cuff. In sports like tennis or baseball and jobs like…

The ACL: What is it?

Commonly known as the ACL, the anterior cruciate ligament is vital in restraining forward motion of the tibia (shinbone). The femur (thighbone) sits atop the tibia, and the knee joint—the…

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How to Prepare for Meniscus Surgery

The shinbone connects to the thighbone with soft tissue called cartilage. These C-shaped discs are called menisci and function as shock absorbers to keep the knees stable and protect the…

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Partial Knee Replacement vs. Full Knee Replacement: What Are the Differences?

Knee replacement is often necessary when a person’s knee joint becomes severely diseased, inflamed or deteriorated. Knee replacements can help restore a person’s ability to walk, climb stairs or even…

What Does Recovery Look Like After a Labral Tear Surgery?

Labral tears are injuries to the disc of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint. Otherwise known as SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior) injuries because they occur…

When To Have a Shoulder Arthroscopy

If you have a soft tissue injury to the shoulder and your pain does not go away with non-surgical treatment methods, your doctor may suggest shoulder arthroscopy to address your…

5 ways a custom knee replacement can change your life

Recovery After A Torn Meniscus

If you’ve never heard of a meniscus, it is a crescent-shaped structure in the knee made of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the shinbone and thighbone. You…

Should I Get Surgery for Shoulder Arthritis?

If you have shoulder arthritis, do you need to have surgery? Ultimately, the decision is up to you. The surgical procedures used to treat osteoarthritis are elective procedures, which means…

Recovery From a Dislocated Shoulder

Certain sports and activities increase your risk of shoulder dislocation, including contact sports like rugby, football or hockey, as well as sports in which you are more likely to fall,…

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, sometimes referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that affects the shoulder joint. The shoulder is a complex system of bones, ligaments, joints and muscles. The tissue…

Labral Tear FAQs

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, but having extreme mobility puts a demand on the structure of the shoulder, which consists of three bones…