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Glenoid Labrum Tear

glenoid labrum tear

If left untreated, a glenoid labrum tear can lead to chronic pain, recurrent shoulder instability, and weakness. This can limit how much one can use the arm and shoulder and lead to more serious shoulder problems. Fortunately, if you suspect you have a glenoid labrum tear in the shoulder, the orthopedic surgeons at the Colorado […]

Reverse total Shoulder

reverse total shoulder

Painful shoulder conditions, such as shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears, are common. Treatments like medications, physical therapy, and steroid injections can help, but sometimes a surgical option like a reverse total shoulder replacement is the best way to provide long-lasting pain relief. The first step to take is to get a proper diagnosis and […]

Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury

The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm, and hand. What commonly happens is the patient has no idea they have a severe injury to the brachial plexus. They know their hand or arm is not working properly, but they often don’t know why, […]

Chronic Shoulder Instability

shoulder instability

The shoulder is among the most flexible components of the human body. It helps you move and rotate your arm in various directions and allows you to reach over your head. Because shoulders have such a great range of motion, though, they are more susceptible to instability. The more instability a patient has, the more […]

SLAP Tear

SLAP Tear

A SLAP tear happens when you tear the cartilage in the inner part of your shoulder joint. The tears can be caused by injury or overuse and make it painful or difficult for you to move your shoulder and arm. Left untreated, these tears can cause chronic pain, limit how much you can use your […]

Common types of shoulder injuries: how to tell if you have a rotator cuff tear

shoulder pain rotator cuff injury

Shoulder pain can mean many things, including any of these common shoulder injuries: Tendinitis of the shoulder Shoulder sprain Shoulder separation Shoulder dislocation Frozen shoulder Broken bone(s) Rotator cuff tear The shoulder is a complex group of muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold together three bones: the clavicle (or collar bone), scapula (shoulder blade) and […]

When is a shoulder replacement the right solution for your shoulder pain?

shoulder replacement surgery

Shoulder pain can stem from a variety of injuries or diseases or overuse. Identifying the source of the pain and the extent of the damage is essential to determine the best course of action to relieve the pain. By conducting a complete medical evaluation, your orthopedic doctor can determine the severity of your situation and […]

Does chronic shoulder pain mean it’s time for a shoulder replacement?

Shoulder Replacement

If recurrent shoulder pain is interfering with your daily life, it may not mean that you need a Shoulder Replacement but you may benefit from being seen by an orthopedic shoulder specialist.  Because shoulder pain can have multiple causes, your physician should include a complete medical and personal history in evaluating your shoulder concerns. Causes […]

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