Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness.
It’s rare to fracture your shoulder blade (scapula). Your shoulder blade is well protected by your chest and muscles, so it takes significant force for this fracture to occur. When it does, most people have other injuries—like head damage or a chest injury. Given its potential severity, a shoulder blade fracture is one to know about.
In the surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears, investigators of this study found surgeons preferred anatomic reinsertion to the radial tuberosity.
Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study appearing in today's issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found a significant increase in blood vessel and pain receptor growth among patients with this condition.
Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis had significantly impaired shoulder function compared to healthy participants when evaluated 1.5 years following diagnosis, according to recently published research.
"Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here.