Archive for the ‘Shoulder’ Category

AC Joint Seperations
Your AC joint can be found in your shoulder, at the outer end of the collar bone (the clavicle) and the top of your shoulder blade. The purpose of the AC joint is to suspend your shoulder off from the clavicle. It often feels like a small bump at the very end of your clavicle. The AC joint has very little movement in it; it can only rotate between 10 and 15 degrees at most, and this decreases with age. By the time you are 40, your AC joint will have very little movement in it at all. The joint allows you to be able to move your shoulder up to the front and out to the back. It also helps with the rotation of the shoulder, mainly moving your arm in or out.
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Rotator Cuff Tears & Surgery – What You Can Expect
In the fifth and final part of our series on rotator cuff tears we look at surgery. Mr Durrant explains your procedure and what you can expect following surgery. If you’ve torn a rotator cuff tendon, you may need surgery to re-attach it to the bone in order to regain shoulder movement and strength. In cases where the tear was caused by a sudden injury like a fall or sports injury, we usually recommend having the surgery as soon as possible to give you the best chance of recovery.
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Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries – Part Four
In part four in our series on the rotator cuff we look at treating rotator cuff injuries and the options you have. The way we treat a rotator cuff injury depends on your age, level of activity and the nature of the tear. The road to recovery for those involved in manual work will be quite different to that of an accountant or school teacher.
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Shoulder Bursitis & Rotator Cuff Tears – Part Three
In part four in our series on the rotator cuff we look at treating rotator cuff injuries and the options you have. The way we treat a rotator cuff injury depends on your age, level of activity and the nature of the tear. The road to recovery for those involved in manual work will be quite different to that of an accountant or school teacher.
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Tendinosis – Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tears Part Two
In part two of our series on rotator cuff tears we look at tendinosis and degeneration. Over time, the connective tissues in our body weaken and lose their ability to heal and repair. Sometimes, tendons become so weak they can actually pull away from the bone without the patient even knowing. We call this process tendinosis.
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Rotator Cuff Tears – Part One
Rotator cuff tears are common. In the following five part series we look at the different types of tears and injuries, tendinosis and bursitis, as well as knowing if you have torn your cuff or simply strained the muscles. In the final chapter in the series we look at your treatment options and if you will need surgery.
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What is a SLAP tear?
What is a SLAP tear? The term SLAP is an acronym for “Superior Labral tear from anterior to posterior”. But first we need to understand what a labrum is. The shoulder labrum is a lining around the socket of your shoulder. It’s a rolled-up structure and it sits on the very rim of the socket.
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Shoulder Dislocation – What You Need to Know As a Patient
What happens to a joint during a shoulder dislocation? During a shoulder dislocation, the ball part of the joint, the humerus, completely loses contact shoulder dislocation with the socket or with the glenoid. The most common dislocation is called an anterior dislocation of the shoulder. This is where the ball goes forward then off the front of the socket. Least commonly we have posterior dislocations where the ball goes backwards, and most uncommonly we have inferior dislocations.
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Rotator Cuff Injury – A Simple Guide For Patients
The rotator cuff is a series of four tendons located around the shoulder. They control the fine movements that are involved with the shoulder’s control, rotation and stabilisation. These tendons run from their attachments around the shoulder blade, out over the top, back and front of the shoulder joint, known as the humeral head.
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AC Joint Injuries – A Patient’s Guide
Auckland shoulder surgeon Adam Durrant talks you through AC joint injuries and what you can expect in the coming months. The video below explains why your shoulder pain may be more than just a simple sprain and when you should see a specialist. Mr Durrant also covers diagnosis, your surgical options and guides you through rehab, your return to work and when you can resume normal daily activites again.
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