Shoulder Decompression and Rotator Cuff Repair

You may be having an arthroscopic decompression of the shoulder. If the Rotator Cuff tendons are torn they will be repaired. This means that the space at the top of the shoulder will be enlarged to prevent the shoulder from impinging. The head of the humerus can impinge against the acromion anteriorly and the coraco [..]
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AC Joint Injury

The acromio clavicular joint (AC joint) is the joint between your clavicle and your scapula at the top of the shoulder. It is often injured in sport and in falls. The common injury is the severe shoulder charge in hurling and football. The ligaments that hold the joint in place get torn and then the [..]
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Rotator Cuff Disease

The commonest cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff disease. The pain is typically at the top of the shoulder and can go to the elbow. It can be particularly painful in bed and will prevent sleep. When reaching for something in the back of the car you may feel a sudden dart of pain. [..]
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Shoulder Stabilisation Pre Op

You may be having a stabilisation of the shoulder. This means that the capsule at the front of the shoulder will be tightened to prevent the shoulder from dislocating. It can be performed arthroscopically (keyhole). The detached labrum in the front of the shoulder is reattached to the glenoid bone and therefore the ligaments are [..]
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Frozen Shoulder

Also known as: adhesive capsulitis What is it Frozen Shoulder is an extremely painful condition in which the shoulder is completely or partially unmovable. The cause of frozen shoulder is largely a mystery. One theory is that it may be caused by an autoimmune reaction. In an autoimmune reaction, the body’s defense system, which normally [..]
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