Shoulder Conditions

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Acromioclavicular Joint Separation Dislocation of the AC joint in the shoulder, often caused by falling on the shoulder. Download a PDF
Adhesive Capsulitis Occurs when ligaments and bones in the shoulder don't move like they should. Download a PDF
Artificial Joint Replacement Surgery to ease pain from shoulder arthritis. Download a PDF
Biceps Rupture A complete tear of of the tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder. Download a PDF
Biceps Tendonitis Inflammation in ithe main tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder. Download a PDF
Calcific Tendonitis Caused when calcium deposits form on the tendons of the shoulder. Download a PDF
Cuff Tear Arthropathy Arthritis caused by a tear in the rotator cuff. Download a PDF
Impingement Syndrome Occurs when the rotator cuff tendons rub against the roof of the shoulder, causing pain. Download a PDF
Labral Tears Injury to the labrum, a small structure in the shoulder that affects stability. Download a printable PDF
Osteoarthritis of the Acromioclavicular Joint Degeneration of the AC joint, often due to aging. Download a PDF
Quadrilateral Space Syndrome Occurs when the axillary nerve in the shoulder is compressed or injured. Download a PDF
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty A different type of shoulder replacement for those who aren't candidates for joint replacement. Download a PDF
Rotator Cuff Tears Injury to the tendons of the muscles that make up the shoulder. Download a PDF
Shoulder Anatomy Learn more about the structure of the shoulder. Download a PDF
Shoulder Arthroscopy Minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder. Download a PDF
Shoulder Dislocations A painful and disabling injury of the glenohumeral joint. Download a PDF
Shoulder Instability Occurs when the shoulder joint is too loose. Download a PDF
Snapping Scapula Syndrome When movement of the joint causes feelings or sounds of grating, grinding, popping or thumping Download a PDF
Sternoclavicular Joint Problems Caused when trauma causes injury to the SC joint. Download a PDF
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Caused when nerves and blood vessels going to the arms and hands get squeezed near the thoracic outlet. Download a PDF
Weightlifter's Shoulder Painful deterioration of the distal end of the clavicle due to overuse. Download a PDF

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