If you're experiencing shoulder pain, there are a few things you can do at home to help ease symptoms. Many exercises can help stretch and strengthen shoulder muscles and surrounding tendons. It's a good idea to check with your doctor or a physical therapist before starting any exercise program to make sure it's right for you.
The risk for serious adverse events associated with common shoulder arthroscopy procedures is low, according to a study published online July 6 in The BMJ.
To compensate for the shallow shoulder socket, the joint has a cuff of cartilage called a labrum that forms a cup for the end of the arm bone. When a patient sustains a shoulder injury, it is possible that the patient has a labral tear. The labrum also becomes more brittle with age and can fray and tear as part of the aging process.
Total shoulder arthroplasty vs hemiarthroplasty in patients with primary glenohumeral arthritis with intact rotator cuff: Meta-analysis using the ratio of means
About half of patients who underwent 6 months of nonoperative management for isolated posterior glenohumeral instability required arthroscopic stabilization, according to a presentation.
Patients who underwent arthroscopy prior to total shoulder arthroplasty had a greater risk of periprosthetic joint infection, according to results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting.