Health

Exercises to head off a painful rotator cuff injury

(HealthDay)—The rotator cuff refers to a group of four distinct muscles and tendons that connect to each shoulder and stabilize the humerus, the upper arm bone. These muscles are engaged when you move your shoulder, and ...

Surgery

Surgeon discusses latest treatments for shoulder problems

Anthony Romeo, MD, watched the recent World Series with particular interest. A specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery, Romeo treats many well-known Major League Baseball pitchers and other players. He is one of the doctors ...

Surgery

Early rotator cuff surgery yields good long-term outcomes

Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes, reports a study in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study looks at needles in treatment for shoulder pain

According to a new study published online in the journal Radiology, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional ...

Surgery

Stem cell innovation regrows rotator cuffs

Every time you throw a ball, swing a golf club, reach for a jar on a shelf, or cradle a baby, you can thank your rotator cuff. This nest of tendons connecting your arm bone to your shoulder socket is a functional marvel, ...

Surgery

High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure

Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study to be presented on Friday, March 17, at the 2017 Annual ...

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