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  • Youth Baseball Can Lead to Overuse Injuries: What Parents Need to Know

    Treatment of the stiff elbow can be a challenging task. A thorough understanding of normal elbow anatomy and the potential causes of elbow contracture are essential for the development of effective treatment strategies. This chapter provides a review of key points for the treating surgeon including normal elbow anatomy, etiological factors that commonly contribute to elbow stiffness, physical examination and imaging of the stiff elbow, and treatment options for contracture correction.

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  • The examination and treatment of soft tissue contracture of the elbow

    Treatment of the stiff elbow can be a challenging task. A thorough understanding of normal elbow anatomy and the potential causes of elbow contracture are essential for the development of effective treatment strategies. This chapter provides a review of key points for the treating surgeon including normal elbow anatomy, etiological factors that commonly contribute to elbow stiffness, physical examination and imaging of the stiff elbow, and treatment options for contracture correction.

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  • Suture Bacterial Contamination May Contribute to Impaired Healing or Retear After Rotator Cuff Repair, Even Using Arthroscopic Techniques

    Bacterial contamination, as a result of suture contamination, may be associated with rotator cuff retear, or impaired tendon healing, following rotator cuff repair. This represents a potential new area of focus and intervention. Despite an array of rotator cuff repair techniques, from varying suture configurations and double row repairs to biologic adjuncts and patches, a substantial proportion of repairs do not heal or go on to retear.

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  • Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options

    Reasons for why your shoulder hurts can vary, but where you feel pain can help narrow down the cause. You may have an ache from something as simple as poor posture at the computer. You may have a case of shoulder bursitis due to repetitive motion, a sudden injury, or even a completely different medical condition.

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  • What types of shoulder surgery are available?

    The shoulder is a mobile and complex joint that is prone to dislocation and injury. Several types of shoulder surgery can address and correct various shoulder symptoms.

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