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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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  • Here is How Shoulder Pain Affects Quality of Life

    Here is How Shoulder Pain Affects Quality of Life

    Most people will have shoulder pain at some point in their life. Fortunately, the majority of this is short-lived. However, some people will have chronic shoulder pain that lasts for months or years. As these individuals will likely attest, chronic shoulder pain can have a substantial impact on one’s mood, sleep, and quality of life.

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  • Which Has Better Results: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty or Hemiarthroplasty?

    Which Has Better Results: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty or Hemiarthroplasty?

    As with advanced hip and knee arthritis, joint replacement (arthroplasty) is an option for patients who have continued pain and limited mobility despite non-operative treatment. In the United States shoulder arthroplasty is the 3rd most common joint replacement behind knee and hip replacement.

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  • What Can I Expect After a Shoulder Replacement?

    What Can I Expect After a Shoulder Replacement?

    One of the most common questions for patients considering a shoulder replacement is “What can I expect?” This is a great question as people should know what they are getting into before considering a shoulder replacement. There are two parts to this.

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