Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis and Rotator Cuff Tears

One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. The shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in the arm. Because so many different structures make up the shoulder, it is vulnerable to many different problems. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of pain in the shoulder. In this post we will discuss shoulder anatomy, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears and procedures performed to repair these conditions.

Shoulder Anatomy



Shoulder Inpingement Syndrome



Rotator Cuff Tears



Shoulder Inpingement Surgery/Acromioplasty/Decompression



Right Shoulder Decompression/Acromioplasty and Rotator Cuff Tear

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This animation illustrates a rotator cuff tear, acromioplasty and the best technique to repair the rotator cuff witch is inserting the tendon back into the bone. All healing requires circulation and burying the tendon into bone is the best way to accomplish that.

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Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair



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