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What are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?

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Tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis—swelling and inflammation of the tendons--that affects the tendons at the outer side of the elbow, causing pain in both the elbow and arm. Tendons, for those who don’t know, are tough bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bones—in this case, the muscles of your forearm and the bones of your elbow.   Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the most common…

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What’s Involved in a Bankart Repair for Shoulder Instability?

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Shoulder instability is a condition in which the shoulder joint is prone to repeated dislocation, either partial or complete. This most often develops after a traumatic injury to the shoulder, or from overuse of naturally loose ligaments that do not hold the “ball” of the shoulder joint—the head of the humerus, the upper arm bone--tightly in its socket. Treatment for shoulder instability usually begins with physical therapy and other conservative…

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When is Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty Recommended?

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Hemiarthroplasty refers to a shoulder replacement procedure in which a broken humeral head (the “ball” at the top of the upper arm bone) is replaced with an artificial joint. There are several conditions that can lead patients to consider shoulder joint replacement surgery.   In this blog, NYC shoulder specialist, Dr. Francis Mendoza will explain when a shoulder hemiarthroplasty is recommended.   What are some of the indications of shoulder hemiarthroplasty?…

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6 Signs You May Have A Glenoid Labrum Tear in the Shoulder

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The glenoid labrum is part of the cartilage of the shoulder joint. The glenoid fossa—the socket into which the head of the upper arm bone fits—is rather shallow, and the glenoid labrum acts as a sort of extension of the socket. It extends beyond the bony aspects of the socket and forms a cartilaginous “rim” that helps hold the head of the humerus in place and stabilize the joint. Symptoms…

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain & Where to Find Treatment in NYC

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The causes of shoulder pain are numerous and varied, and can result from a number of different conditions as well as from shoulder injuries. Traumatic falls during winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are some common causes of shoulder pain during the winter season, but they’re certainly not the only ones. The shoulder is subject to a massive amount of use, and pain often arises due to overuse or…