Normal Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint
How does the Shoulder joint work?
Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff is a major group of tendons in the shoulder joint providing support and enabling a wide range of motion. Major injury to these tendons can result in a tear know as a rotator cuff tear.
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Shoulder impingement is also called swimmer’s shoulder, tennis shoulder, or rotator cuff tendinitis. It is a condition of inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint, caused by motor vehicle accidents, trauma, or playing sports such as tennis, baseball, swimming or weight lifting.
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Frozen shoulder is a condition that limits shoulder movements because of pain and inflammation. It is also called adhesive capsulitis, and may progress to where an individual may find moving the shoulder very difficult.
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Shoulder Joint Replacement
Shoulder joint replacements are usually done to relieve pain when non-operative treatment to relieve pain is unsuccessful.
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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 to as a subluxation whereas a complete separation is referred to as a dislocation.
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Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
- Chronic Shoulder Instability
- Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
- Common Shoulder Injuries
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions
- Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Treatment Options
- Scapula (Shoulder Blade) Fractures
- Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
- Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
- Shoulder Separation
- Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)
- SLAP Tears
- Arthritis of the Shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems
- Tendonitis of the Long Head of the Biceps
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
- Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Joint Replacement
- Shoulder Surgery Exercise Guide
- Thermal Capsular Shrinkage
- Patient Story: Rotator Cuff Tear
- Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Visit
- Orthopaedic Evidence-Based Medicine
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Surgery
- The Physician-Patient Relationship: The Importance of Good Communication