Rotator cuff disorders (tendinopathy, tears)

What are the Rotator cuff tears? A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that are critical in the movement and stability of the shoulder joint. It comprises of supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis, which connect the head of the humerus to the shoulder blade. Its main function is to attach the arm… Continue reading

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Proximal humerus fractures (Broken shoulder)

What is proximal humerus fractures? The shoulder joint comprises three bones, scapula (shoulder blade), clavicle (collar bone) and humerus (upper arm bone) in a socket named as the glenoid cavity. The ball-shaped head of the humerus (upper arm) fits in the glenoid cavity in such a manner, it moves freely in the socket. Proximal humerus… Continue reading

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Biceps tendinitis

Anatomy of Biceps muscle: Biceps is a large muscle that lies below the skin of upper arm between shoulder and elbow. The muscle originates from two places, the long head from the shoulder joint (supra-glenoid tubercle) and the short head from shoulder blade (coracoid). The two heads join in the upper arm and form the… Continue reading

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Humeral shaft (arm) fractures

What are humeral shaft fractures? Humeral shaft is a portion of the upper arm that lies in between the shoulder and elbow joint.  Humeral shaft fractures can occur due to direct fall or blow on the arm, forceful twisting of arm or due to injuries by automobile, missile, gunshot and ball throwing. The other causes… Continue reading

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Frozen shoulder

What is Frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a painful condition of the shoulder, associated with stiffness. The pain could be so bad that it affects your sleep and activities of daily living. Neither you nor your physician can move the affected joint freely. It is also called as retractile capsulitis, adhesive capsulitis,… Continue reading

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