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What does it mean to have a frozen shoulder?

What does it mean to have a frozen shoulder? What is a frozen shoulder and what does it mean to the patient? A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the movement of the shoulder becomes limited like it is “frozen” in position and often causes pain. This occurs when the strong connective

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I have shoulder pain; do I have Shoulder Osteoarthritis?

What is shoulder osteoarthritis? Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) refers to the loss of joint cartilage that is normally found over the shoulder joint surfaces. The shoulder joint is a joint formed between the humerus head (arm bone) and the glenoid (part of the shoulder blade). This is a very flexible joint with a wide range of

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What is a SLAP Tear?

<h3How does a Superior Labral injury happen? A common superior labral injury is termed a SLAP tear which stands for “superior labrum from anterior (front) to posterior (back) tear”. The labrum is cartilage that helps to deepen the socket part of the scapula (shoulder blade). It is connected to one of the two tendons which

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What is a Proximal Humeral Fracture?

The humerus is the bone between the shoulder and the elbow. The proximal humerus is the upper part of the bone near the shoulder. A proximal humeral fracture is common, especially in the elderly with osteoporosis (brittle bones). If the fracture occurs in the elderly, it is usually caused by falling from ground level on

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