You need surgery for debilitating shoulder pain, but which shoulder replacement option is best? An orthopaedic surgeon explains the options and why doctors recommend certain surgeries for different people.
There are a number of possible causes of shoulder pain, but the most common causes of shoulder pain are rotator cuff injuries, rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis.
While many of us associate torn rotator cuffs with baseball, people older than age 45 are increasingly at risk for this injury.
Whether it’s a painful shoulder, knee or elbow, tendonitis and bursitis are troublesome conditions that can affect just about anyone. The pain can come gradually, building up over time. Or it can feel sudden and severe. If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s … Read More
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They may seem pretty different, but rotator cuff tears and abdominal hernias have two things in common: They are both caused by soft tissue injuries, and they both occur frequently. Surgeons perform nearly 250,000 rotator cuff repairs and 350,000 hernia repairs each year in the United States, with hernia repairs alone costing $3.2 billion. New … Read More