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Rotator cuff tears are intensely painful injuries to the rotator cuff area, which is a group of muscles in the shoulder that allows you to make a wide range of movements. While a minor rotator cuff tear can be treated in various ways, a severely torn rotator cuff often requires surgery for a full recovery.

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Did you know that shoulder pain, particularly when lifting the arm, is one of the most common reasons to see an orthopedic surgeon?  The complexity of the shoulder joint leaves it susceptible to injury—and because most people use their shoulder joint more or less continuously throughout the day, shoulder pain can be quite common.

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Shoulder impingement is a condition that affects the function of the shoulder joint, primarily involving the rotator cuff and the muscles and tendons in the area. Also called shoulder impingement syndrome, it refers to the irritation of tendons or bursa (small fluid sacs) that can occur when rubbing against the shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is…

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A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint is pulled or knocked out of its socket. In some instances, the shoulder can be eased back into place, but the trauma to the joint can cause instability, pain, and recurring dislocations. In these cases, shoulder surgeryis recommended to stabilize the area and minimize…

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Torn tendons, severe dislocations, tendonitis, and tendinosis can all be cause for rotator cuff surgery.  Learn more about rotator cuff injuries and what type of surgery may be required. About Your Rotator Cuff Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles, tendons, and cartilage that surround your shoulder joint, giving it stability and allowing it…

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If you are suffering from shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis or injury, it is possible to restore your mobility and quality of life.  Learn more about shoulder pain and some of the shoulder treatment options available at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. A version of this article appeared in the August 2019 issue of the Arkansas Senior…

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If you are suffering from severe shoulder pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis or injury, your doctor may recommend total shoulder replacement. This procedure can relieve your pain and restore your mobility. This surgery has an excellent success rate, and new surgical techniques are making the surgery even more effective. If you take this route,…

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Several bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments form your shoulder joint. Damage to any of these parts of your shoulder joint can severely limit your mobility. An injury, deterioration, or trauma that affects the bones, muscles, and other parts of your shoulder joint can lead to persistent pain and stiffness. If you have sore shoulder muscles…

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