man suffering from shoulder hemiarthroplasty

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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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…

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Common Football Shoulder Injuries

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Fall is in the air and football season is officially here. In locker rooms across the country, athletes are donning their uniforms and heading out to the field. From NFL superstars to college hopefuls, to high school athletes and even younger, football players nationwide are getting ready to train hard and play hard while their fans cheer them on. But along with tailgate parties and chilly nights in the grandstand,…

woman with shoulder arthritis symptoms

A Simple Guide to Shoulder Arthritis

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National Arthritis Awareness Month is a time designated to raising the profile of a disease that affects more than 50 million Americans. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., affecting one in five adults. In this simple guide, Francis Mendoza, M.D., a NYC-based orthopaedic shoulder surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder arthritis and elbow and shoulder injuries, explains shoulder arthritis symptoms, causes, treatments and more.   What is Shoulder Arthritis?…

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…