Archive for 'Shoulder Injuries'

Should I Have Surgery for My Rotator Cuff Tear?

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Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons that people come to see me in my office.  While many of the causes of shoulder pain are simply related to overuse or inflammation, some are more significant and are a result of tearing of the rotator cuff.  The likelihood that your shoulder pain comes from a tear in ...

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What is a SLAP tear?

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A SLAP tear is a certain type of shoulder injury that is common in throwers, but can occur in anyone if there is a pulling or jerking injury of the shoulder.  It is a specific type of glenoid labrum tear of the shoulder, and is different from the other types of labral tear in many ways.  I ...

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Why are Children’s Sports Injuries on the Rise?

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Several recent studies, including this one from Philadelphia, have shown a significant rise in children’s sporting injuries over the past 10-15 years.  A large percentage of these are knee injuries such as ACL or meniscus tears, which can have ramifications on knee health as an adult if not treated adequately during childhood.  Throwing injuries of the shoulder and elbow, such ...

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What is Sports Medicine?

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Sometimes patients see that I am listed as a sports medicine surgeon and they ask, “Does that mean you only treat athletes?”  While treating athletes of all levels is definitely a part of my practice, the majority of my patients do not actively participate in competitive sports.

In broad terms, a sports medicine specialist is someone with specialized education and training ...

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