Baseball pitchers are at a high risk for SLAP tears

What is a SLAP Lesion and Does it Require Surgery?

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The shoulder is made up of a complex arrangement of bones, muscles and ligaments that enable a wide range of motion, but are also susceptible to stress and injury. One such type of injury is a SLAP lesion, a condition that’s characterized by pain at the top (or “superior”) part of the labrum. With the increased use of advanced imaging over the years, more of these injuries have been identified…

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3 Tips for Faster Recovery from Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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Each year in the U.S. more than 50,000 patients undergo shoulder replacement surgery. If you’re one of the many Americans who is experiencing severe shoulder arthritis or who suffered a serious shoulder fracture, you may fall into this group. If an orthopaedic surgeon tells you that you are a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery, also known as shoulder arthroplasty, it is natural to have many questions. One of them will…

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Committing to Fitness and Avoiding Injury in 2015

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With the New Year underway, there are thousands of New Yorkers who have made a resolution to commit to a healthier, more active lifestyle this year. While the advantages and merits of these resolutions are numerous, a new (or renewed) commitment to fitness can also spawn some unfortunate injuries. No matter what your fitness goals are, getting injured surely isn’t one of them. Here’s a look at the most common sports…

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Staying Safe on the Slopes This Winter

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The winter is fully upon us, which means that more and more people will be flocking to the slopes for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.  While these activities can be a fun and an exciting way to spend time in the cold winter months, they can also leave people at risk for a number of different shoulder and elbow injuries, ranging from dislocated shoulders to clavicle fractures and more. …

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

What is Frozen Shoulder?

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Adhesive capsulitis, usually referred to as frozen shoulder, is a condition that causes stiffness and pain within the shoulder. Frozen shoulder results when the capsule of connective tissue protecting the shoulder tightens, or becomes thicker. While the exact cause…

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Top Skiing Injuries

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Many people, from beginners to experts, experience a fall now and then while skiing. These falls don’t typically end in any kind of significant injury, but once in a while you may land incorrectly or go down with an excessive amount of force. Twisting as you fall, landing directly on the elbow or shoulder, or trying to catch yourself with an outstretched arm can all be considered bad falls. Bad…

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