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Shoulder Tears Fractures Dislocations

Shoulder Joint Separation Repair (AC Joint Separation Repair)

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Shoulder Shoulder Joint Separation Repair (AC Joint Separation Repair) A shoulder separation is not truly an injury to the shoulder joint. The injury actually involves the acromioclavicular joint (also called the AC joint). The AC joint is where the collarbone (clavicle) meets...
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ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture

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Shoulder ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture Surgical Procedure Most fractures of the proximal humerus can be treated without surgery if the bone fragments are not shifted out of position (displaced). If the fragments are shifted out of position, surgery is usually...
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Proximal Humerus Fractures

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Shoulder Proximal Humerus Fractures This condition is a fracture of the head of the humerus – the “ball” of the shoulder’s ball-and-socket. Cause This type of fracture can be caused by direct trauma to the shoulder. It commonly affects elderly people whose bones have been...
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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

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Shoulder Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Surgical Procedure A rotator cuff tear most often occurs where the tendon attaches to the bone. There are a few options for repairing rotator cuff tears. Advancements in surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair include less invasive...
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Rotator Cuff Tear

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Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator Cuff Anatomy Our shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint: The ball, or head, of your upper arm bone fits into a...
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Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)

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Shoulder Shoulder Blade (Scapula) Fractures Triangular, mobile, and protected by a complex system of surrounding muscles, the shoulder blade (scapula) is rarely broken. Scapula fractures represent less than 1% of all broken bones. Cause High-energy, blunt trauma, such as that...
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Fracture of the Collarbone (Clavicle)

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Shoulder Collarbone (Clavicle) Fracture The collarbone (clavicle) is located between the ribcage (sternum) and the shoulder blade (scapula), and it connects the arm to the body. Cause Clavicle fractures are often caused by a direct blow to the shoulder. This can happen during a...
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Shoulder Dislocations

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Shoulder Shoulder Dislocations The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions. But, this advantage also makes the shoulder an easy joint to dislocate. A partial dislocation (subluxation) means the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is...
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SLAP Repair

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Shoulder SLAP Repair Bicep Tendon Tear This arthroscopic procedure is performed to repair a tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum...
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Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

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Shoulder Arthroscopic Bankart Repair A Bankart lesion is a specific type of shoulder injury that occurs when the labrum of the shoulder joint is torn. A bankart lesion is very common with shoulder dislocations, and often contributes to shoulder instability. Cause A Bankart lesion...
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