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When to See Your Doctor for a Rotator Cuff Disorder

If your shoulder pain is severe, you know it’s time to get treatment. But there are other symptoms you might be ignoring that could indicate a serious injury. Many people don’t listen to the messages their body is sending and because of this, they end up needing extensive treatment that could likely have been avoided.  
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The Economic Benefits of Rotator Cuff Surgery

Almost 2 million people visit a doctor for shoulder pain caused by a rotator cuff injury every year in the United States. About 1 in every 3 rotator cuff injuries end up requiring surgery, while the remaining cases receive adequate relief through conservative, non-surgical treatments like medication and physical therapy. A new study published in  
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Star UCONN Guard has Shoulder Surgery for Torn Labrum

University of Connecticut basketball player Rodney Purvis underwent arthroscopic surgery in late December to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Purvis, who is sitting out this season after his transfer from North Carolina State, has stated that his shoulder has bothered him since high school. An MRI performed earlier this year revealed that  
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running Back Doug Martin Suffers Labral Tear, a Major Shoulder Injury

Last week, star Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin was sidelined with an apparent shoulder injury. Martin injured his shoulder while attempting to catch a pass in the middle of the 3rd quarter during a game against the Atlanta Falcons. Early X-rays were negative for a shoulder separation, but later tests revealed he had a  
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STUDY: Rise in Youth Pitching Injuries May Be Result of Parents and Kids Not Adhering to Guidelines

The findings of a new study have revealed that the increase in youth pitching injuries requiring surgery is not due to lax pitching guidelines. Rather, this rise could actually be the result of parents and their children not adhering to these rules. At the Shoulder Surgery Center of Excellence, you can speak with a shoulder  
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Roy Halladay ‘Feels Good’ After Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex types of joints in the human body. In June, Roy Halladay, pitcher for the Phillies and two-time Cy Young Award winner, underwent shoulder surgery. According to CBS Sports, the pro 36-year-old Phillies right-hander suffered a frayed labrum, a partially torn rotator cuff, and bone spurs. At  
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How to Treat an AC Joint Separation (Separated Shoulder)

A shoulder separation (AC joint separation) is when the clavicle (collarbone) is separated from the acromion (the bony projection of the shoulder blade). This area known as the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is separated commonly during impact sports or falling when the arm is close to the chest. The orthopedic shoulder surgeons at the Shoulder Surgery  
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New York Mets Jonathon Niese’s Tendonitis Leads To Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

Jonathon Niese, left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets, faces an uncertain recovery timeline after sustaining a partial rotator cuff tear in his throwing arm that has kept him off the field for nearly two weeks. Niese, whose breakout season in 2012 elevated his status to one of the league’s premier pitchers, began to experience  
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Your Journey After Shoulder Surgery

You’ve made the decision to undergo a surgical procedure on your shoulder, and now you’re ready to learn about what happens after shoulder surgery. Patients undergo shoulder surgery for many different types of shoulder pain, including a cartilage tear, rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability, biceps tendon tear, labral tear, shoulder separation, tendonitis, osteoarthritis or degenerative  
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Some Common Shoulder Injury Treatment Options

The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the human body. While that range makes it incredibly useful, it can also make it unstable, thus increasing the likelihood of injury. If you experience persistent shoulder pain and/or a limited range of motion, you might want to consider possible shoulder injury treatment  
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