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What Is a Torn Shoulder Labrum?
Source:
Verywell Health

To compensate for the shallow shoulder socket, the joint has a cuff of cartilage called a labrum that forms a cup for the end of the arm bone. When a patient sustains a shoulder injury, it is possible that the patient has a labral tear. The labrum also becomes more brittle with age and can fray and tear as part of the aging process.

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Females more likely to develop adhesive capsulitis
Source:
Orthopedics This Week

Data showed that women develop adhesive capsulitis at a faster rate than men and that there are risk factors unique to women. Female athletes are also more likely to experience traumatic shoulder instability than male athletes.

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Total shoulder arthroplasty vs hemiarthroplasty in patients with primary glenohumeral arthritis with intact rotator cuff: Meta-analysis using the ratio of means
Source:
JSES

About half of patients who underwent 6 months of nonoperative management for isolated posterior glenohumeral instability required arthroscopic stabilization, according to a presentation.

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12 causes of shoulder pain and treatment options
Source:
VeryWell Health

Shoulder pain can range from mild to severe and can come on suddenly or build up over time. Shoulder pain causes include fractures, tissue inflammation or tears, joint or ligament instability, and arthritis.

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About half of nonsurgically managed posterior glenohumeral instability cases failed
Source:
Healio

About half of patients who underwent 6 months of nonoperative management for isolated posterior glenohumeral instability required arthroscopic stabilization, according to a presentation.

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Everything You Should Know About Swimmer's Shoulder
Source:
HealthDigest

According to the Cleveland Clinic, people who frequently swim are at risk of shoulder issues from overuse. In fact, 65% of swimmers experience a shoulder injury during their lifetime, but they are not the only ones.

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Shoulder Blade Stretches: Exercises to Relieve Pain in Tight Shoulders
Source:
Healthgrades

If the shoulder blade, or scapula, is out of position, or if there are any problems with the tendons attached to the scapula, it can cause pain and make movement difficult. Several stretches may help ease this pain.

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Symptomatic Malunion of a Displaced Clavicle Fracture
Source:
ICJR

A left comminuted clavicle fracture sustained in a polytrauma accident went on to a symptomatic malunion after a trial of non-operative management. Will thoughtful preoperative planning and operative execution lead to fracture union?

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RSA is ‘safe and reliable’ for grade 3 or greater rotator cuff tears
Source:
Healio

Outcomes and return to sport in patients with posterior-superior rotator cuff deficiency and related shoulder problems are better with reverse shoulder arthroplasty than other contemporary procedures

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The link between frozen shoulder and menopause
Source:
MedicalNewsToday

There is no evidence of a direct link between frozen shoulder and menopause. However, menopause involves hormone changes that could contribute to frozen shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.

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Common causes and treatments for a separated shoulder
Source:
Verywell Health

A shoulder separation is an injury to the acromioclavicular joint on the top of the shoulder. The shoulder joint is formed at the junction of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the arm bone (humerus). A shoulder separation occurs where the clavicle and the scapula come together.

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What are shoulder stretches?
Source:
MedicineNet

Shoulder stretches can help relieve pain and stiffness in tight shoulders, which are a common problem among most adults. Stretching is a great way to improve flexibility and mobility and prevent injury.

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What to know about bicep tendonitis
Source:
Medical News Today

Bicep tendonitis develops when a tendon in the biceps muscle swells and becomes inflamed. It usually occurs with other problems with the shoulder, such as dislocation, impingement, or arthritis.

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Effectiveness of Radiographs and Computed Tomography in Evaluating Primary Elbow Osteoarthritis
Source:
JSES

Preoperative radiographic assessment of osteophyte and loose body locations is critical in planning an arthroscopic débridement for primary elbow osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of radiographs and computed tomography (CT) in localizing osteophytes and loose bodies.

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Why is diet so important for athletes?
Source:
Medical News Today

Athletes will have different nutritional needs compared with the general public. They may require more calories and macronutrients to maintain strength and energy to compete at their optimum level.

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Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water, study shows
Source:
Science Daily

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps.

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An individualized approach to improve surgical outcomes after shoulder dislocation
Source:
News Medical Life Sciences

A dislocated shoulder is a common sports injury that can occur with a single swing of the tennis racket or an awkward fall on the field. Though popping the bone back into the socket may seem like a simple solution, the reality is more complex.

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Athletes: What to Do When You Get Hurt
Source:
healthessentials

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, regular recreational exerciser or simply an active individual, you know a nagging tendonitis or skin infection can halt you in your tracks. Instead of toughing it out, a sports medicine physician can get you back to an active lifestyle.

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Return to Sport and Weightlifting Analysis Following Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Source:
JSES

Rupture of the distal biceps tendon is an increasingly frequent injury sustained predominantly by middle aged males. Despite the prevalence of sport in this age group, little is known regarding return to sport outcomes following surgery.

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What Do Surgeons Need to Know About Pain Management After Shoulder Surgery?
Source:
ICJR

Dr. Vani Sabesan answers ICJR’s questions about multimodal pain management following shoulder procedures, the role of patient education, and how state laws are changing opioid prescribing habits.

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Acromioplasty: Not a one-size-fits-all procedure
Source:
Healio

Surgeons have performed acromioplasty to reduce pain and prevent rotator cuff disease progression since the 1970s. However, in the past decade, a number of randomized trials have brought the appropriate use of acromioplasty into question.

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Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water, study shows
Source:
Science Daily

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps.

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An individualized approach to improve surgical outcomes after shoulder dislocation
Source:
News Medical Life Sciences

A dislocated shoulder is a common sports injury that can occur with a single swing of the tennis racket or an awkward fall on the field. Though popping the bone back into the socket may seem like a simple solution, the reality is more complex.

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Athletes: What to Do When You Get Hurt
Source:
healthessentials

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, regular recreational exerciser or simply an active individual, you know a nagging tendonitis or skin infection can halt you in your tracks. Instead of toughing it out, a sports medicine physician can get you back to an active lifestyle.

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Return to Sport and Weightlifting Analysis Following Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Source:
JSES

Rupture of the distal biceps tendon is an increasingly frequent injury sustained predominantly by middle aged males. Despite the prevalence of sport in this age group, little is known regarding return to sport outcomes following surgery.

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What Do Surgeons Need to Know About Pain Management After Shoulder Surgery?
Source:
ICJR

Dr. Vani Sabesan answers ICJR’s questions about multimodal pain management following shoulder procedures, the role of patient education, and how state laws are changing opioid prescribing habits.

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Acromioplasty: Not a one-size-fits-all procedure
Source:
Healio

Surgeons have performed acromioplasty to reduce pain and prevent rotator cuff disease progression since the 1970s. However, in the past decade, a number of randomized trials have brought the appropriate use of acromioplasty into question.

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Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options
Source:
Verywell Health

Shoulder pain has many different causes and treatments. It isn't easy to know the difference between different types of shoulder pain, like a frozen shoulder, shoulder blade pain, or symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. This is why you need to get medical attention if you have shoulder pain—and the treatment is tailored to the cause, your overall health, and your level of activity.

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The Over-the-Top Subscapularis Repair Technique for Reverse TSA
Source:
ICJR

With this novel surgical technique for subscapularis repair during RSA, the superior two thirds of the subscapularis tendon is repaired to the anterior aspect of the greater tuberosity, which is lateral to the bicipital groove and above the glenosphere center of rotation compared with the standard subscapularis repair.

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Efficacy of Nonoperative Treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Source:
PubMed

Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse injury affecting approximately 1 to 3 percent of the population. Although symptoms may disappear spontaneously within 1 year, the clinical guidelines for conservative treatment are not clear. The authors' objective was to examine the outcomes of nonsurgical treatments for lateral epicondylitis through a meta-analysis and provide a treatment recommendation using the available evidence.

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The Thrower`s 10 Essential Exercises
Source:
Verywell Fit

If you are an athlete who participates in a sport that requires overhead motions like throwing—which includes baseball, softball, and racquet sports—you know the amount of stress this places on your shoulder. Injury prevention is paramount to helping you stay involved in your sport longer and with less lost time. These "Throwers 10" exercises can help you maintain adequate mobility and stability for participation in your sport.

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Exercise as therapy: its surprising potential to treat people with multiple chronic conditions
Source:
Medical Xpress

People with multimorbidity want treatments that will improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Our research found that exercise may actually be a surprising treatment for those living with multimorbidity, and offer many of these improvements patients want.

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The importance of stretching throughout your workday
Source:
Medical Xpress

With some gyms closed and a number of people working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for many people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects.

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Evaluating the Use of Tranexamic Acid in Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fractures
Source:
ICJR

This study adds to the body of evidence on the use of TXA in orthopaedic surgery, with the results indicating that “it is a safe and effective treatment to help reduce blood loss when operating on proximal humeral fractures.

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Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids
Source:
HealthDay

People with common muscle and joint injuries should skip opioids and instead reach for over-the-counter pain relievers, new treatment guidelines suggest.

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Rest days are important for fitness – here's why, according to science
Source:
Medical Xpress

We usually define rest as a period of time without any training. For most people, this is usually about 24 hours between workouts. However, recovery is different, and could indicate a time span of several minutes to hours. But how necessary are both rest and recovery as part of a training program?

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Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear
Source:
Verywell Health

A torn or ruptured pectoralis muscle can limit your ability to engage in normal work and recreational activities. It can limit arm use, and may cause significant pain. If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover.

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What You Should Know About Torn Bicep Tendon Injuries
Source:
Verywell Health

A biceps tendon injury is a tear or rupture of connective tissue that connects the biceps muscle of the upper arm to bones at either the shoulder (proximal tendon) or elbow (distal tendon). Proximal tears are more common than distal tears and usually are the the result of chronic overuse or an acute injury, such as a direct blow to the shoulder or falling onto an outstretched arm.1

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Managing Full-thickness Rotator Cuff Tears
Source:
ICJR

In a recent propensity matched analysis, patients who opted for surgery experienced superior outcomes compared with patients who decided to try non-operative management first.

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Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Source:
Healthline

Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.

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High-Intensity Shoulder Abduction Exercise in Subacromial Pain Syndrome
Source:
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Purpose: To determine if adding high intensity aerobic interval training (HIIT) of the rotator cuff to usual care was feasible in SAPS, and improved shoulder endurance more than usual care alone. Additionally, to examine the influence on shoulder pain and disability and the response of tendinous microcirculation following HIIT.

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9 Exercises to Ease Shoulder Pain
Source:
US News

Shoulder aches and weakness put a crimp in routine activities from playing sports and carrying toddlers to hauling groceries and swinging hammers. Below, experts in strength and body mechanics offer tips on shoulder exercises to help you live well, function better and ultimately become stronger and free of shoulder pain.

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How to Properly Ice an Injury
Source:
Verywell Health

Ice application has been thought to help decrease inflammation and alleviate pain, but there are some details to icing an injury that can make the treatment safer and more effective. Learn how to properly ice your injury to help get you on the road to the fastest possible recovery.

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