Impingement (painful arc) syndrome

What is Impingement syndrome? Impingement syndrome is a condition of the shoulder where the tendons and bursa around the shoulder get inflamed. It encompasses wide range of pathologies in the subacromial joint, encompassing rotator cuff tendinopathy, subacromial bursitis, calcific tendinitis etc. In this condition, the space between rotator cuff tendons and acromion (top of shoulder)… Continue reading

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Shoulder dislocation

What is shoulder dislocation? Shoulder joint is ball and socket synovial joint formed between Glenoid (shoulder blade) and humerus (upper arm). It is most mobile joint of the body, which makes it inherently unstable. The socket (Glenoid) is quite shallow and covers only a third of the ball (Humerus). The glenoid labrum (fibro-cartilaginous structure) attaches… Continue reading

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

What is Shoulder Arthroscopy? Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure widely used by orthopaedic surgeons to inspect, diagnose and treat ailments inside or around the shoulder joint. The term arthroscopy can be understood more clearly by splitting it into “arthro” and “skopiein” that means joint and to look respectively. In other words, arthroscopy is a surgical… Continue reading

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Shoulder arthritis

What is Shoulder arthritis? Shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in our body. It is a ball and socket joint between humerus (upper arm bone) forming the ball and the glenoid (shoulder blade) forming the socket. . It can be caused by degenerative wear and tear due to ageing (osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory)… Continue reading

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Scapular fractures

What is a scapular fracture? Scapula (shoulder blade) is a triangular shaped bony structure that joins the upper arm to the chest wall on the upper back. Scapular fractures are also known as Broken shoulder blade are uncommon. The scapula is protected by a multiple layers of chest and shoulder muscles and fractures usually happen… Continue reading

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