Shoulder Dislocations and Arthroscopic Reconstruction

Because the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, it is also most susceptible to dislocation. Dislocation is the term used to describe an injury in which the long upper arm bone pops out of the rounded socket on the shoulder blade, or scapula. While dislocations are typically easy … Continued

SLAP Tears of the Shoulder and Arthroscopic Repair

A SLAP tear is the term used for an injury to the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid, or socket, of the shoulder. SLAP tears can be the result of either repetitive motion or acute trauma to the shoulder joint, such as a car accident, a fall, a severe … Continued

Superior Capsular Reconstruction of the Shoulder

In order to fully understand the Superior Capsular Reconstruction, or SCR, you must first understand the shoulder joint and the role of the rotator cuff. In a healthy shoulder, the ball of the long arm bone (the humeral head) fits into the socket of the shoulder blade (the glenoid). The … Continued

What is Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty?

Advances in orthopedic surgery have changed the lives of patients with the severest rotator cuff injuries.  Reverse shoulder arthroplasty can restore overhead motion, alleviate pain, and create a functioning shoulder for these individuals.  Getting a basic idea of how the procedure works and what to expect helps put many patients … Continued

Rotator Cuff Tears of the Shoulder and Arthroscopic Repair

Rotator cuff tears are responsible for many cases of shoulder pain in adults. These tears occur in the set of four muscles that make up the rotator cuff in your shoulder. Since these muscles help you move your shoulder smoothly, a tear in them can make it hard to do … Continued