A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.
According to a retrospective study from researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), patients who underwent surgery 6 weeks to 12 months after a rotator cuff tear diagnosis had better outcomes than those who delayed surgery for more than 12 months.
Degenerative Changes in the Elbow Joint after Radial Head Excision for Fracture: Quantitative 3-Dimensional Analysis in Bone Density, Stress Distribution and Bone Morphology
It is hypothesized that radial head excision causes bone density changes as a result of asymmetric stress distributions, consequently leading to osteophyte formation. In this study, we sought to quantitatively compare the 3-dimensional bone density and stress distributions between operative and non-operative elbows in patients that underwent radial head excision.
Frozen shoulder syndrome occurs when the mobility of your shoulder joint is restricted to the degree that it feels frozen in place. The limited range of motion of your shoulder joint makes it difficult or painful to perform certain movements. To regain mobility, you must create an effective treatment plan involving stretching and massage.
People can develop neck and shoulder pain for a variety of reasons. In many cases, it may be a simple annoyance due to trauma or injury. Sometimes, it can indicate a serious condition, such as coronary artery disease..
Shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendonitis are different ways of saying there is inflammation of a particular area within the shoulder joint that is causing a common set of symptoms. The proper terminology for these symptoms is impingement syndrome.
Stephanie J. Muh, MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 91 patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty to receive either 10 mg of IV dexamethasone within 90 minutes of surgery (n=47) or no dexamethasone (n=45). Muh noted all patients received a standard postoperative multimodal pain regimen and 4 mg of ondansetron for nausea and vomiting as needed.
Periscapular bursitis is a possible cause of upper back pain. The scapula, also called the shoulder blade, is an important bone that shifts its position with the upper body and shoulder movement. The motion of the scapula on the upper back is critical to the normal function of the shoulder and the spine. When movements of the shoulder blade are abnormal, significant inflammation and pain can result.
Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the shoulder is stiff, painful, and has limited motion in all directions. Frozen shoulder exercises are usually the cornerstone of treating frozen shoulder.
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Shoulder Pain: Anatomic Review and Assessment of the Current Clinical Evidence
To provide a basic overview of peripheral nerve stimulator placement targeting the axillary and suprascapular nerves. Furthermore, to demonstrate the suggested implantation and current evidence of peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of shoulder pain.