Sports-Related Shoulder Injuries

US Open - Novak Djokovic shoulder injury

US Open: Novak Djokovic shoulder injury during 2019 – Image Courtesy: The Times UK Sports-related shoulder injuries are a lesser-known risk of sports which can sideline a player for an extended period of time. These types of injuries are very common in sports that apply stress to the shoulder. This is because there are several […]

Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Shoulder arthritis, more formally known as glenohumeral arthritis, is characterized by damaged cartilage surfaces within the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. The shoulder joint is both extremely mobile and complex. It is made up of various bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are responsible for its movement. Shoulder osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage […]

Shoulder Instability

Person having pain in shoulder

Shoulder instability refers to a condition in which the soft tissue components of the shoulder joint have become stretched, torn, or detached, resulting in the regular subluxation or dislocation of the shoulder joint. There are various causes of shoulder instability such as: dislocations that damage the capsule, glenoid, and humeral head subluxations that stretch the […]

Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder fractures can affect one of three bones within the shoulder: the scapula, clavicle, or humerus. Scapula fractures are rare, but can occur as a result of sports or car accidents. Clavicle fractures generally occur as a result of a fall, direct hit, contact sport accident, or car accident. Humerus fractures affect the humeral head […]

Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is inflammation of the joint which frequently causes pain, stiffness, and limitations in activities. There are many possible causes of pain in the hip region, including back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, and other things unique to your physiology and health history. Chronic pain specific to the hip joint most commonly involves damage to the […]

Knee Arthritis

Arthritis refers to inflammation, pain, swelling, or stiffness in a joint which is most frequently caused by wear and tear in the cartilage surface of bones. When this occurs, knee arthritis tends to progress. The knee is a naturally hard-working joint, but its function can be compromised by body weight, and other physiological stresses, which […]

Problematic Joint Replacement

As reliable as joint replacement surgery can be, a variety of problems can occur which creates trouble for the joint replacement patient. We’ll go through a few of the most common issues and outline the general treatment algorithms below, but if you or someone you love is experiencing problems with a previously replaced hip or […]

Patellofemoral Replacement

Patellofemoral replacement is a specialized type of partial knee replacement that addresses isolated wear between the back of the patella (kneecap) and the front of the femur (thigh bone). Although patellofemoral replacements are not as common as other types of knee replacements, they offer many benefits to those with wear limited to the front of […]

Partial Knee Replacement

A partial knee replacement, more formally known as a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), is a surgical procedure that removes damaged tissue from one compartment of the knee joint. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and improve function in that particular compartment, while preserving bones and ligaments in other parts of the joint. […]

Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement, also known as a total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is a surgical procedure that removes damaged cartilage and resurfaces the bones in the knee joint. The back of the kneecap (patella) may or may not be included in the procedure. During this surgery, a surgeon removes all or part of an arthritic knee […]