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  • Does Surgeon Experience Affect Outcomes of Shoulder Surgery?

    Does Surgeon Experience Affect Outcomes of Shoulder Surgery?

    In recent years, there has been an increasing trend toward sub-specialization. In order to become an orthopaedic surgeon, for instance, one completes 4 years of medical school, followed by a 5 to 6 year residency program. In the past, most surgeons would then enter practice as a “generalist” and treat conditions all over the body such as foot problems, hand problems, hip problems, and shoulder problems.

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  • All About Rotator Cuff Tears

    All About Rotator Cuff Tears

    Most people have heard of the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is group of 4 shoulder muscles (subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor) that surround the ball and socket (glenohumeral) joint (Figure 1). The rotator cuff helps the shoulder move and provides stability to the ball and socket joint.

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  • Do Rotator Cuff Tears Heal Themselves?

    Do Rotator Cuff Tears Heal Themselves?

    The natural history of a condition refers to the process that occurs when a condition is left untreated. With rotator cuff tears understanding the natural history is important for the patient to determine his or her ideal treatment, whether that…

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